February 22, 2018

Court assumes jurisdiction in Brittania-U’s case against Chevron, Seplat

Court assumes jurisdiction in Brittania-U’s case against Chevron, Seplat

Austin-Avuru, MD Seplat

In a much awaited ruling on the various preliminary objections filed by Chevron and other defendants, including Seplat Petroleum Development Company against the suit instituted by Brittania-U Nigeria Limited over the assignment of Chevron’s 40 per cent participating interest in Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 52, 53 and 55, the presiding judge at the Federal High Court, Lagos, Justice M. N Yunusa, yesterday ruled in favour of Brittania-U and struck out all the objections of the defendants.


Before Tuesday’s ruling, the objections by the defendants against the suit, which was instituted by Brittania-U in December 2013, had earlier been argued on March 20, 2014.

The defendants had argued that the Federal High Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the case because the dispute pertained to a simple contract that ought to be tried at a state high court.



Read more: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/court-assumes-jurisdiction-in-brittania-u-s-case-against-chevron-seplat/178503/

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