Mazur Media Limited and Another v Mazur Media Gmbh in Others: ChD 8 Jul 2004

Proceedings were brought in England. The respondents sought a stay, saying the company was subject to insolvency proceedings in Germany.
Held: Our domestic insolvency law was not applicable to foreign proceedings, and so could not be used to order a stay of proceedings here. (a) the English court has jurisdiction to determine Apex’s claim for damages and for delivery up against Mrs Mazur under the Share Sale Agreement; (b) it will also have jurisdiction to determine Mazur Ltd’s claim against Mazur GmbH to title to the Masters under the Assignment and for delivery up, subject to the determination of the issue as to whether Mazur Ltd has an arguable case for a term to be implied by business efficacy principles or by custom; (c) there is no substantive or jurisdictional basis for Apex’s claim for a declaration that it has title to the Masters; (d) the court does not have jurisdiction over the tortious claims against any of the Defendants, nor over the claims against them (other than Mrs Mazur) for delivery up; and (e) there will be no stay in relation to those claims against Mazur GmbH over which the English court has jurisdiction.
The Honourable Mr Justice Collins
[2004] EWHC 1566 (Ch), Times 29-Jul-2004, [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 41, [2004] 1 WLR 2966
Bailii
Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001, Insolvency Act 1986 130(2)
England and Wales
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Updated: 03 March 2021; Ref: scu.198600