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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

20/01/2012

Star Reefers Pool Inc v JFC Group Co Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 14

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The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in an appeal concerning the scope of the court’s power to grant anti-suit injunctions in circumstances where the foreign proceedings were not brought in breach of an English jurisdiction or arbitration clause.  In overturning the decision of Teare J to grant an anti-suit injunction in favour of the Claimant, Star Reefers, the Court of Appeal held that the conduct of the Defendant, JFC, in commencing proceedings in Russia without notice to the Claimant had not been vexatious or unconscionable, and that the conditions for the grant of an anti-suit injunction had not been met.  The judgment of Rix LJ is likely to become a leading authority on the meaning of vexatious conduct, and on the relevance of considerations of comity, in the context of anti-suit injunctions. 


Charles Kimmins QC and Luke Pearce appeared for Star Reefers, instructed by Stephenson Harwood.

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