Douai Court of Appeal, 28 January 2018, Wärtsilä Netherlands v. SCP BTSG (on behalf of Seafrance, company under liquidation) & others, no. 16/02543

Seafrance company owns a ship with a propulsion system coming from Wärtsilä. Propulsion issues arose and Seafrance, considering that it suffered operating losses, brought an action against Wärtsilä before the commercial court, which accepted jurisdiction despite the existence of an arbitration clause in Wärtsilä’s terms and conditions. Wärtsilä appealed the decision, arguing that their contract [...]

Douai Court of Appeal, 18 January 2018, Xavier Z. v. Finarco & others, no. 13/06684

An action for annulment is brought by a French real estate company and a financial company under Belgian law, against an internal arbitration award. The appellants dispute the internal nature of the arbitration, arguing that the dispute concerns persons under French and Belgian law. The Court of Appeal dismisses the pleas on the ground that [...]

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