Skjevesland v Geveran Trading Company Limited: ChD 2002

The registrar had decided that the debtor’s centre of main interests was situated in Switzerland.
Held: Article 3 of Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 did not displace the bankruptcy jurisdiction which (as the registrar found) the High Court would otherwise have under section 265 of the Insolvency Act 1986.


Judge Howarth


[2002] EWHC 2898 (Ch)

Cited by:

CitedIn re Daisytek-ISA Ltd and others 2004
The court was asked where the centre of main interests of French and German subsidiaries of ISA International plc was situated for the purposes of article 3.1 of the Regulation.
Held: After referring to recital (13) to the Regulation, to the . .
Appeal fromSkjevesland v Geveran Trading Co Ltd CA 30-Oct-2002
The debtor’s wife was personally acquainted with counsel for the petitioner in his bankruptcy examination. He sought that it be set aside.
Held: Whereas a judge had a duty to be independent of the parties, no such duty fell on counsel. A court . .
CitedShierson v Vlieland-Boddy CA 27-Jul-2005
The debtor claimed that he could not be served with an insolvency petition, being resident in Spain.
Held: The court was to look to where was the centre of his main interests to determine whether to open insolvency proceedings. On that basis, . .
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Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.249852