Ryanair v Esso Italiana: Is this the end for jurisdiction clauses?

03 Dec 2013

Is this the end for jurisdiction clauses covering competition damages cases? And what about arbitration clauses?

The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in a case concerning the scope of an English jurisdiction clause, including the question of whether that clause embraced a tortious damages claim against a member of an Italian jet fuel cartel. The decision has important consequences in terms of the ability of claimants in private damages actions against cartelists to bring such claims in the English courts.