Company Law

European Engineering Ltd v SJ (MA 101/2019) [2019] SCSC 641 (29 July 2019);


International arbitration: Stay of proceedings on grounds of arbitration clause in contract- arbitration awards from ICCIA non enforceable in Seychelles – futility of arbitration- articles 113, 147, 150 of the Commercial Code, Section 227 of the Seychelles Code Civil Procedure - jurisdiction of Seychelles Supreme Court in default.


The subject matter of this application

[1]            The Applicant is sued by the Respondent in a Plaint filed on 28 January 2019 for a breach of contract and for which the Respondent claims damages.

[2]            The Applicant has now applied to this Court for a stay of proceedings on the grounds that the contract in issue contains an arbitration clause, namely 20.2 which states: 

In the matter of The Companies Ordinance 1972 and in the matter of Natalie Lefevre v Beau Vallon Properties and Ors (CC 08/2017) [2019] SCSC 899 (15 October 2019);



[1]        In brief, this case concerns a takeover bid, the alleged breach of fiduciary duties by the directors of a company and the alleged oppressive conduct by a majority shareholder and directors against a minority shareholder.