Re Zavarco plc;

Practice – Conflict of laws. A company applied to stay two actions brought in England by its shareholder, seeking relief under ss 996 and 125 of the Companies Act 2006. The company relied on its pending claim against the defendant before the court in Malaysia. The Chancery Division dismissed the application for a stay, ruling that both actions were proceedings which fell within art 24 of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) 1215/ 2012, which created an exclusive jurisdiction in favour of England for two categories of proceedings.

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