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Case Law ECLI_NL_GHDHA_2015_3586 (18/12/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Gerechtshof Den Haag

Date: 12/18/2015

Subject: The decision of the Gerechtshof Den Haag (Court of Appeal of the Hague) states that the competence of Dutch courts on claims lodged by Nigerian nationals against the Royal Dutch Shell company, in relation to the damages caused by the leaks of two oil wells and one underground oil pipeline between 2004 and 2007, also recalling the Brussels I Regulation and the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice

Parties: Eric Barizaa Dooh, Vereniging Milieudefensie c. Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., Shell Petroleum N.V., The ‘Shell’ Transport and Trading Company Ltd

Original language: Dutch

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 37 Environmental protection

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