English anti-suit injunctions in aid of arbitration agreements with a foreign seat – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted March 6th, 2024 in arbitration, chambers articles, foreign jurisdictions, injunctions, news by sally

‘The recent Court of Appeal decision in Unicredit Bank GmbH v RusChemAlliance LLC [2024] EWCA Civ 64 (“Unicredit”) is the latest in a trilogy of cases1 involving successful applications to the English courts for the grant of anti-suit injunctions to restrain RusChemAlliance LLC (“RCA”), a Russian company, from continuing Russian proceedings brought in breach of arbitration agreements governed by English law. The distinguishing feature in each of these cases is that although the arbitration agreements were governed by English law, the chosen seat of the arbitration was Paris, France, and hence the supervisory court was not the English court but the French court.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 22nd February 2024

Source: www.wilberforce.co.uk