Nautech Services Limited v CSS Limited

[2014] 1 JLR 361

20th March 2014

Royal Court of Jersey


The Defendants were held to be in contempt of court of an injunction restraining them from misuse of Nautech’s data arising out of the oil and gas exploration business.  There was a serious case to be tried of conspiracy between English and Jersey defendants to injure Nautech’s business.  The English Defendants disputed the Jersey court’s jurisdiction over them.  There were several causes of action alleged including breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy.  The Defendants had set up a directly competing business in Jersey within days of resigning from Nautech and were demonstrated to have had remote access to Nautech’s database prior to leaving and to have made approaches to contractors and clients of Nautech.

Clyde Smith J.


 The defendants were in contempt of the order restraining a misuse of database right and copyright. 



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