De Bauge v China  EWHC 3975 (Fam)
This was a jurisdiction dispute between England and Italy, and the Court considered the following:
- The effect of Article 19 of Brussels II and lis pendens effecting Italian separation proceedings and subsequent English divorce proceedings.
- The precise effect of Article 19(3) of Brussels II and the circumstances in which a second seized Court must decline jurisdiction in favour of the Court first seized.
- The nature of the hiatus in law between the end of Italian separation proceedings and when Italian divorce proceedings can be initiated.