In a case pending in English court brought by a property insurer against Swiss-based Glacier Reinsurance AG, another reinsurer, and an English reinsurance brokerage, Glacier moved to dismiss, contending that the proper venue for the claims against it was a court in Switzerland, its domicile. The English court denied Glacier’s motion and the English Appellate Court affirmed. The court applied Article 6 of the Lugano Convention and applicable interpretive case law, which provide that a defendant may be sued in the state of domicile of one of its co-defendants when necessary to avoid the risk of irreconcilable judgments. The court explained that this risk exists when the same situation in law and in fact applies to the claims of multiple defendants. The court held that English Law governed the claims against Glacier because Glacier made a “demonstrable choice” of English law when, among other things, it participated in the London market. The court noted that the reinsurance agreement, which was presented to Glacier and accepted by Glacier in Switzerland, should not be construed as a separate placement in the Swiss market. The court also stressed the “commercial need” for a dispute involving multiple parties to be determined by one tribunal. Gard Marine & Energy Ltd. v. Lloyd Tunnicliffe,  EWHC 2388 (Ct. App. Oct. 6, 2010).