In this case Teare J ordered that an anti-suit injunction granted against the Defendant by Christopher Clarke J on 15 October 2010 should be continued.
The Claimant had issued proceedings in London against the Defendant under two contracts of guarantee. The Defendant, a Russian company, had itself applied to the Russian court for a declaration that the contracts of guarantee were not binding. It was held by Teare J that the Defendant’s conduct in doing so was vexatious and oppressive, and that an anti-suit injunction should therefore be granted to restrain the proceedings.
The case raised questions relating to the circumstances in which interim anti-suit injunctions may be granted and served on Defendants out of the jurisdiction, and the meaning of vexatious conduct.