BIICL Seminar on West Tankers Case

Here’s a seminar announcement from the British Institute of International & Comparative Law:

As you will undoubtedly know, the House of Lords has referred the case of West Tankers Inc v. RAS Riunione Adriatica di Sicurta SpA & Others [2007] UKHL 4 to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling.

The question raised is whether Regulation 44/2001 permits anti-suit injunctions to protect an arbitration agreement. On 11 July (5-7pm), the Institute has planned a seminar where the case and its potential implications will be discussed.

Chair: Rt Hon Lord Justice Lawrence Collins.


Audley Sheppard, Clifford Chance LLP

Clare Ambrose, 20 Essex Street

Dr Christian Heinze, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Participants can download a discussion note. The note introduces the case and further provides an overview of relevant findings of the 2007 Report of the Heidelberg Institute for Private International Law prepared for the European Commission on the application of Regulation 44/2001.

The event will be followed by a reception for all those attending. To register, please visit the Institute’s website by clicking here.