Jurisdiction: effect of assignment
The decision of Teare J in Cockett Marine Oil DMCC v ING Bank NV  EWHC 1533 (Comm) discusses a series
of jurisdictional questions. The most important was if the question of whether
there had been a valid assignment of the claimant’s rights went to jurisdiction,
and so could be challenged under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
CM(Dubai) purchased bunkers from OW Malta for supply to the vessel
Ziemia Cieszysnka and CM Asia purchased
bunkers from OW Middle East for supply to the vessel
Manifesto . The bunkers were supplied on 10 and 11 October 2014
respectively. OW Bunker Group ("OWBG")’s standard terms at the time of the contracts
provided for disputes to be resolved by arbitration in London.
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