*S.E.T Select Energy GMBH v F and M Bunkering Ltd

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The claimant brought proceedings against the defendant in England, claiming a sum said to be due in respect of the supply of bunkers for vessels. The defendant challenged the jurisdiction of the English court, contending that prior proceedings in Cyprus, concerning a guarantee between the parties, would determine the issues before the English court. The Commercial Court, in dismissing the defendant's challenge to jurisdiction, held that the English the Cypriot proceedings had neither the same cause, nor the same object.

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