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Glencore International A.G. –v- Metro Trading International Inc. ; Itochu Petroleum Co. (S) Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Petroleum Co. and Banque Trad-Crédit Lyonnais (France) S.A. (Third Party)

30th Jul 1999

[1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 632; [1999] 2 All ER (Comm) 899

Dominic Kendrick Q.C. led David Allen; and Richard Southern acted in this matter involving Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982, Schedule Articles 17, 21 and 22, whether English or French Court first seized, whether French Bank bound by exclusive jurisdiction clause, whether English proceedings should be stayed

Practice – Jurisdiction – Stay of action – Contracts for sale of cargo of oil contained exclusive English jurisdiction clause – Plaintiffs claimed against defendants in conversion – Bank brought proceedings in Paris to recover proceeds of sale – Third party proceedings brought in England against bank – Whether proceedings involved same parties and same cause of action – Whether English or French Court first seised of action – Whether bank bound by exclusive jurisdiction clause – Whether proceedings should be stayed