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West Tankers: the saga continues has West Tankers found a way around the ECJ's judgment, enabling it to frustrate the Italian proceedings that it earlier failed to injunct?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
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  • April 20 2011

On 6 April 2011, in the latest instalment of the West Tankers dispute, the Commercial Court in London upheld an earlier order for enforcement of a declaratory award which found that West Tankers Inc ("West Tankers") had no liability to Allianz SpA and Generali Assiurazione Generali SpA (the "Insurers"), who are currently pursuing court proceedings against West Tankers in Italy

West Tankers revisited: enforcement of declaratory awards

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Italy, United Kingdom
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  • April 11 2011

The long-running dispute between West Tankers Inc. and Allianz SpA continued last week with the High Court refusing an application to set aside an order granting leave to enforce an English arbitration award in this jurisdiction where proceedings in relation to the same dispute were ongoing in Italy

The Front Comor: an end to anti-suit injunctions?

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
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  • December 31 2008

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has now delivered her opinion on a question referred to the ECJ by the House of Lords earlier this year in the case of the “Front Comor” concerning the use of anti-suit injunctions by the English Courts