Ryanair Ltd v Esso Italiana Srl: Court of Appeal, Civil Division: 19 November 2013
The claimant, Ryanair, was a well-known Irish airline company. The defendant, Esso Italiana, was part of the world-wide ExxonMobil group. Ryanair entered into contract with Esso Italiana, through the agency of ExxonMobile Aviation International Limited (EMAIL), for the purchase of jet fuel in Italian airports. A jurisdiction clause was to be found in article 12.1 of Pt II of a master contract, made by EMAIL on behalf of group subsidiaries supplying fuel in various countries of the world.