18/11/2021 10:00 AM

CMR - The benefits of forum shopping

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In this virtual presentation we will consider the benefits of forum shopping within the CMR and will provide an international comparison of some of the principal benefits of bringing a claim in England, Belgium or Spain.

The presentation will include the following topics:

  1. Forum Shopping under Article 31 CMR – we shall consider the options available for forum shopping and consider whether the various jurisdictions allow declaratory proceedings to seize jurisdiction.
  2. Wilful Misconduct under Article 29  and damages recoverable under Article 23 – The opportunity to avoid (or uphold) limits of liability or to maximise the damages recoverable is one of the principal reasons to consider forum shopping – so we shall review the approach of the three jurisdictions to these central questions.
  3. Successive Carriage under Chapter VI – the opportunity to pass claims down the chain of carriers is another central question in many disputes. We shall explore the approach of each of the jurisdictions to Chapter VI and consider some of the pitfalls for the unwary.
  4. Recent developments – an opportunity to update ourselves on some of the significant recent judgments and developments in each jurisdiction.

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