- Master Cook dismisses applications attempting to pause proceedings in the High Court (Jefferies v Cantor)
- What are the practical implications of the case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- AA 1996, s9
- England and Wales not the proper place (forum conveniens)
- Alleged failure to disclose
- Case management grounds
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: This case resolves a collection of applications brought by two of six defendants challenging the jurisdiction of the High Court of England and Wales and applying to stay the action on case management grounds. The dispute was between businesses and employees within the financial services industry operating across London, New York and Hong Kong. The local proceedings are part of a wider series of proceedings and arbitrations being pursued in those other jurisdictions. All applications were dismissed by Master Cook, with the claims to proceed to trial in the High Court. Written by Christopher Humby, of counsel, at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP.
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