Unlocking the DIVINEGATE – getting into a jurisdiction clause | Case by Case (Ep. 8)

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In the recent case of the DIVINEGATE, the English court was faced with a difficult jurisdictional question. The Claimant arrested a vessel in Gibraltar thought to belong to the Defendant. The Defendant argued that the arrest was wrongful, and that the Defendant was in fact the time charterer of the arrested vessel.

The Defendant brought a counter-claim against the Claimant, for losses arising as a result of the wrongful arrest. The Claimant argued that the wrongful arrest claim was subject to Gibraltarian jurisdiction.

Luke and Calum discuss the decision, looking in detail at the multi-jurisdictional nature of the world of international trade.

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