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Commercial Court hears two-day jurisdiction dispute


On 25 and 26 October 2021, Charles Samek QC of Littleton (leading Tetyana Nesterchuk of Fountain Court Chambers) appeared in the Commercial Court on behalf of the claimants in opposing the application of the defendant, the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, for the English Court to decline jurisdiction, or impose a stay. Judgment has been reserved. The case concerns a transaction relating to a large property at 60 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London, involving Charles’ clients and the Secretariat, in relation to which Charles’ clients are seeking declaratory relief from the English Court. The case is entitled Athena Capital Fund SICAV-FIS S.C.A et al v Secretariat of State of The Holy See.

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