Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly


Andreas Giannakopoulos*

AIG Europe v John Wood
In AIG Europe SA v John Wood Group Plc,1 the Court of Appeal had to construe two apparently conflicting jurisdiction clauses2 in an insurance tower, comprising a primary policy layer and four excess policies. This was necessary to determine whether anti-suit injunctions could be granted on the ground of breach of contract to restrain Canadian proceedings brought against various insurance companies by Wood Group Canada Inc (WGC), a subsidiary of John Wood Group Plc (JWG). The court held that, as between the two terms in the excess policies, one which purported to adopt the jurisdiction of the

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