Jurisdiction issues: Anchor Defendants and parallel proceedings

Posted: 21/11/2019

2 Temple Gardens,
Middle Temple Lane,

10th January 2023

Cost: Free
CPD: 1 hour

Charles Dougherty KC and Marie Louise Kinsler KC will consider issues relating to jurisdiction in multi-party claims, focussing on parallel proceedings and the rules governing jurisdiction against additional defendants in the context of both the EU and non-EU rules.

This will include consideration of the recent decision in JSC Commercial Bank Privatbank v Kolomoisky [2019] EWCA Civ 1708 in which the Court of Appeal examined controversial issues relating to parallel proceedings and claims against multiple defendants.

Charles is a leading commercial silk who specialises in private international law, insurance & reinsurance, travel, commercial fraud and product liability claims.  He is recommended as a leading silk in 7 categories in the legal directories, and is specifically recognised for his private international law expertise. He is an assistant editor of European Civil Practice (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed) and a director of the Bar Mutual.

“His expertise in conflict of laws and jurisdiction issues is unparalleled.” Chambers UK 2020

Marie Louise specialises in private international law and EU law. She has a particular reputation for appellate work involving novel points of law. In recent years, she has appeared in 5 cases in the Supreme Court including in the landmark cases of Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe and Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings. Alongside her practice, Marie Louise lectures on a part-time basis on private international law at Cambridge University. She is recognised in the legal directories for her expertise in private international law. “A formidable standing in the market” Chambers UK 2020; “At the forefront of complex jurisdictional issues” Chambers UK 2018

We would be delighted if you could join us. We will start promptly at 6pm. The seminar will last about 1 hour and will be followed by drinks and canapés at 7pm.

This is a free event which qualifies for 1 CPD hour.

Please click here to view the PDF invite and to book a place.


Charles Dougherty KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2013

Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2017


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