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In Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd v Systems Equipment Services SARL, Mr Justice Henshaw handed down sentences of between nine and 18 months to the directors of one of Dell’s Lebanese distributors for procuring breaches of anti-suit injunctions. The Defendant (“SETS”) was a non-exclusive distributor of Dell products in Lebanon under an international distributorship agreement […]

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