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Claim against “anchor defendant” fails as no connection between claims and jurisdiction

Okpabi & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell plc & Anor [2017] EWHC 89 (TCC)

Related Member(s):
Richard Hermer QC, Edward Craven
Related Practice Area(s):
Environmental Law and Natural Resources, Commercial Law

The case involved proceedings concerning oil pollution in Nigeria that has affected activities on land and water, and considerable numbers of people. The defendants contended that the claimants approach put the defendant in the position of an “anchor defendant” to bring claims that would otherwise have no connection to this jurisdiction.

Edward Craven and Richard Hermer QC were involved in this case.