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CJEU: Anti-Suit Injunctions can be Recognised and Enforced

Written by Dean Nicholls

All those involved in the field of international arbitration will be interested in the CJEU’s decision in Case C-536/13 Gazprom concerning anti-suit injunctions.

Adopting submissions by the United Kingdom (among others) Gazprom confirms that the Turner/West Tankers line of cases, which prohibit anti-suit injunctions, is of no application to arbitral awards or decisions by Member State courts to recognise and enforce such awards.

This decision will have important implications for international arbitration practice, particularly in London-seated arbitrations where anti-suit relief is frequently sought and granted.

The full judgment can be read here.

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Dean Nicholls

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