The Front Comor

The Front Comor: The advocate general’s opinion and where next.

The issue in Front Comor referred by the House of Lords to the ECJ:

Is it consistent with EC Regulation 44/2001 for a court of a Member State to make an order to restrain a person commencing or continuing proceedings in another Member State on the ground that such proceedings are in breach of an arbitration agreement?

In the light of the opinion of the Advocate General in the Front Comor (delivered on 4th September 2008), the panel will discuss the issues involved and the possible repercussions on Arbitration generally if the European Court of Justice were to follow the Advocate General’s opinion.

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Chair:Michael N Howard QC - Quadrant Chambers
Panellists:Steven Gee QC - Stone Chambers
David Joseph QC - Essex Court Chambers
Venue:Quadrant Chambers
CPD Points:2