Ukrainian judgment refused recognition where flagrant breach of right to fair trial (Court of Appeal)

In Merchant International Company Ltd v Natsionalna Aktsionerna Kompaniia Naftogaz [2012] EWCA Civ 196, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal against a decision of Steel J. Steel J had refused to set aside a default judgment obtained on the basis of a Ukrainian Commercial Court judgment that the Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine had set aside.

Note: The Supreme Court refused permission to appeal on 26 July 2012.

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