No Business Like Show Business – jurisdiction not read into choice of governing law

December 21, 2017

The IPEC has held that a clause requiring licences to be construed and enforced under the laws of New York could not be read as an exclusive-jurisdiction clause. Warner Chappell had applied for an order that the English court did not have jurisdiction to hear a case brought by Mr Berrocal, who sought a declaration that certain licences of the Irving Berlin catalogue had been terminated.

Eleanor Steyn, Associate, Simkins LLP and Emily Owen-Evans, Associate, Simkins LLP

To read the full article, click here. Written for Entertainment Law Review.