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


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

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.