Alstom Power Ltd v Somi Impianti S.r.l (2011)

Citation: (Injunction, judgment 21 November 2011) [2011] EWHC 3157 (TCC); [2012] CILL 3113

Nature of case:
Main contractor Alstom succeeded in obtaining an interim injunction requiring the return of ‘turnover package’ documentation held by sub-contractor Somi, following termination of the sub-contract by Alstom. The documents had been removed from the site by Somi and taken back to Italy. The court recognised the importance of the documents to Alstom and that damages would not be an adequate remedy, since these would be substantial, due to the cost to Alstom of not getting the documents and the likelihood that Somi could not pay them.

Counsel

Justin Mort QC

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