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OVERSEAS UNION INSURANCE LTD. DEUTSCHE RUCK UK REINSURANCE CO. LTD. AND PINE TOP INSURANCE CO. LTD. v. NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE CO.

Lloyd's Law Reports

OVERSEAS UNION INSURANCE LTD. DEUTSCHE RUCK UK REINSURANCE CO. LTD. AND PINE TOP INSURANCE CO. LTD. v. NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE CO.

[1992] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 204

EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE

Before G. F. Mancini, President of the Chamber, T. F. O’Higgins, C. N. Kakouris, F. A. Schockweiler and P. J. G. Kapteyn, Judges, Advocate General: W. Van Gerven Registrar: V. Di Bucci, Administrator.

Practice - Stay of action - Seisure of proceedings - Dispute between English plaintiffs and French defendants under reinsurance contract - Actions brought in France and England - Defendants applied to stay English action under arts. 21 and 22 of Convention - Whether art. 21 applicable irrespective of domicile of parties - Whether Court second seised must stay proceedings if jurisdiction not declined - Whether Court first seised had jurisdiction - Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act, 1982 Schedule 1 arts. 21, 22.

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