The parties to a contract had agreed that Poland should have non-exclusive jurisdiction over disputes. Poland was not a party to the Lugano Convention, but both parties were domiciled in contracting states.
Held: The agreement had extended exclusive jurisdiction to the Polish courts through article 17 of the Convention. The agreement must first be interpreted against English law as against the Convention, following Kurtz
Woolf LCJ, Hale, Latham LJJ
England and Wales
Cited – Kurz v Stella Musical Veranstaltungs GmbH ChD 1991
A prorogation clause which claimed to confer exclusive jurisdiction on the courts of one country would, if it complied with Article 17 in point of form, be given effect so as to exclude any other jurisdictions which might otherwise be competent . .
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Updated: 17 June 2022; Ref: scu.178841