- Determining jurisdiction in libel cases (Euroeco Fuels (Poland) Ltd v Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Dispute Resolution analysis: This Queen’s Bench Division decision clarifies the impact of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013) when determining whether the English courts have jurisdiction under Brussels I (recast). The court declined jurisdiction to hear and determine the claimants’ libel and malicious falsehood claims based on republication in England and Wales of statements made in Poland by the defendants, who were domiciled in Poland, alleging that the claimants’ plant was emitting toxic vapours. William McCormick QC, of Ely Place Chambers considers the implication of the judgment.
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