Jurisdiction clauses in the English courts: is there a presumption of exclusivity?

Jurisdiction clauses in the English courts: is there a presumption of exclusivity?

JIBFL Jan 2016 Page 1In this article, Luke Pearce, a barrister at 20 Essex Street discusses the recent decision of Teare J in Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Limited v OW Supply & Trading A/S (under konkurs), on the proper approach to the construction of jurisdiction clauses and considers whether there is (or should be) a presumption that commercial parties intend their jurisdiction clauses to be exclusive in the absence of a contrary indication.

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Neeta started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her paralegal experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in 2006. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice. She has been working at Lexis Nexis since April 2013.