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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”) (NOS 3 AND 4)

Lloyd's Law Reports

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”) (NOS 3 AND 4)

[2022] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 539

COURT OF APPEAL

Before Lord Justice Males,Lord Justice Popplewell,Lord Justice Phillips

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 – Appointment of an arbitrator – Jurisdiction of the English courts – Whether good arguable case in respect of award claims – Effect of declaratory award – Whether judgment claims governed by insurance jurisdiction rules – Arbitration Act 1996, sections 18 and 66 – State Immunity Act 1978, sections 3 and 9 – Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 6B – Brussels Regulation Recast, European and Council Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012, articles 10 to 14.

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