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“Winter” Winter Maritime Ltd –v- North End Oil Ltd Ltd.; Same –v- Marine Oil Trading Ltd

28th May 1999

[2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 298

David Edwards acted for two bunker suppliers resisting claims by shipowners and successfully having the proceedings stayed on jurisdictional grounds

Practice – Stay of action – Articles 21 and 22 – Claims by suppliers of bunkers to vessel – Vessel arrested in Belgium – Proceedings brought in Belgium and in England – Whether proceedings before Judge of Arrest in Belgium determinative of various matters – Whether English and Belgian proceedings involved same cause of action – Whether action should be stayed