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BRIGHT SHIPPING LTD v CHANGHONG GROUP (HK) LTD (THE “CF CRYSTAL” AND THE “SANCHI”)

Lloyd's Law Reports Plus

BRIGHT SHIPPING LTD v CHANGHONG GROUP (HK) LTD (THE “CF CRYSTAL” AND THE “SANCHI”)

[2019] Lloyd's Rep. Plus 41

HIGH COURT OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

Before Mr Justice Anthony Chan

Conflict of laws – Forum non conveniens – Collision at sea within exclusive economic zone of the PRC – Plaintiff bringing proceedings against defendant in Shanghai Maritime Court and also in Hong Kong – Defendant applying for stay of Hong Kong proceedings on grounds of forum non conveniens and lis alibi pendens – Whether Hong Kong proceedings should be stayed in favour of Shanghai Maritime Court.

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