Government of the Republic of Spain v National Bank of Scotland: SCS 24 Feb 1939

Lord Justice-Clerk Aitchison considered a provision claiming extra territorial effect, and said: ‘such ‘decrees’ of a foreign country as purport to have extra-territorial effect, and to attach property in a subject situated, and at a time when it is situated, within this country or its territorial waters, will not be recognised by our laws and courts.’
Lord Justice-Clerk Aitchison
[1939] ScotCS CSIH – 1, 1939 SLT 317, 1939 SC 413, (1939) 63 Ll L Rep 330
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Updated: 12 February 2021; Ref: scu.279373