Coast Lines Ltd v Hudig and Veder Chartering NV: 1971

Parties who contract to give the UK courts jurisdiction must be taken at least to have wanted a case to be heard by the UK courts. The fact that the foreign forum, notwithstanding the express choice of English law, may not apply English law, and may instead apply its own law is also an element on accepting or declining jurisdiction.


Roskill J


[1971] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 39

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The claimant owned the copyright in several successful computer games. He had granted licenses for the use of the software, which licences were assigned to the defendants. Disputes arose as to the calculation of royalty payments, and the claimant . .
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Jurisdiction, Contract

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.237258