Wasted costs ordered after successful jurisdiction challenges in six actions in the High Court

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Wasted costs ordered after successful jurisdiction challenges in six actions in the High Court


Michael McParland QC has successfully represented the defendant in Jovicic & Others v The Serbian Orthodox Church- Serbian Patriarchy and Kesar & Co [2020] EWHC 2229 (QB) (13 August 2020)…. Read more »

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“Dieselgate” before the European Court of Justice (Michael McParland QC writes for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog)


In Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI) v Volkswagen AG, the European Court of Justice determined whether the special jurisdiction provisions of article 7(2) of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation (1215/2012) should be interpreted in a… Read more »

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Success in resisting jurisdiction challenges to Commercial Court actions arising out of the loss at sea of the superyacht “My Song”


In Weco Projects APS -v- Loro Piana and Others [2020] EWHC 2150 (Comm) (5 August 2020), Michael McParland QC has been successful in resisting jurisdiction challenges made by Italian parties… Read more »

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“Dieselgate” VW’s before the CJEU: No smoke without special tort jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation?


The important recent decision in Verein für Konsumenteninformation (“VKI”) v Volkswagen AG (C-343/19) (9 July 2020) (see here) involved an action brought in Austria by an Austrian consumer organisation (VKI)… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

Success in resisting summary enforcement of Russian judgments in aviation reinsurance claim


In PJSC Rosgosstrakh v Starr Syndicate Limited & Others [2020] EWHC 1557 (Comm) (17 June 2020), Michael McParland QC and Samar Abbas Kazmi have been successful in resisting the summary… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Michael McParland QC, Samar Abbas Kazmi Date

Off to Luxembourg again: Anti-Suit Injunctions and a “Right to be Sued” in your own domicile (Part Deux)


I have written previously about the 23 July 2019 decision of Lavender J. in Gray v Hurley [2019] EWHC 1972 (QB), in which the English court was asked by an… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

Billing lawyers: Bar Association Fees and Cross-Border Litigation in Europe


On 5 December 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgment in the interesting case of Ordre des avocate du barreau de Dinant v… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

Singularis Holdings in the Supreme Court: The Quincecare Duty of Care is alive and well, while the case of Stone & Rolls Ltd is finally laid to rest


There is a “Happy Halloween” present from the Supreme Court for commercial fraud claimant litigators. In the important case of Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) -v- Daiwa Capital Markets… Read more »

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