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THE LONDON STEAM-SHIP OWNERS’ MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD v THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN THE LONDON STEAM-SHIP OWNERS’ MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD v THE FRENCH STATE (THE “PRESTIGE”) (NO 4)

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THE LONDON STEAM-SHIP OWNERS’ MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD v THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN THE LONDON STEAM-SHIP OWNERS’ MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD v THE FRENCH STATE (THE “PRESTIGE”) (NO 4)

[2020] Lloyd's Rep. Plus 93

QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION (COMMERCIAL COURT)

Before Mr Justice Butcher

Arbitration – Claims against France and Spain for failure to honour arbitration award and failure to honour enforcement judgment in respect of the award – Whether France and Spain entitled to sovereign immunity – Jurisdiction of the English courts – Whether good arguable case in respect of award claims – Whether judgment claims governed by insurance jurisdiction rules – State Immunity Act 1978, sections 2, 3, 9 and 12 – Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 6B – Service Regulation, European Council Regulation 1393/2007/EC – Brussels Regulation Recast, Regulation 1215/2012/EU, articles 10 to 14.

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