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CJEU rules that judgments on awards circumventing the Brussels Regulation cannot form the basis for non-recognition of irreconcilable judgments

  • 01/08/2022
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In a recent judgment in the case of London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Limited v. Kingdom of Spain (Case C‑700/20, Judgment of 20 June 2022), the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling holding that arbitration proceedings initiated in the United Kingdom and the resulting award could not block the recognition of a Spanish judgment requiring an insurer to compensate Spain for the environmental damage caused by the Prestige oil tanker off the coast of Spain.

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