The High Court of England and Wales in London has backed DP World’s injunction against Port de Djibouti, Djibouti port operator.
The ruling, which was first made on 31 August, prevents Port de Djibouti from interfering with the management of the joint venture company, Doraleh Container Terminal, Arabian Business reported.
The injunction will remain in effect until the Djibouti-based company makes a further order or the arbitration tribunal at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
“The rulings follow a hearing on September 14 at which Port de Djibouti failed to appear,” Arabian Business highlighted.
In February, the Djibouti government has cancelled DP World’s contract, which was inked in 2006, to run the Doraleh Container Terminal.
The Dubai-based ports operator later claimed this attempted renationalisation was illegal and began court proceedings, resulting in the August injunction in London.
After the first ruling, Dubai’s state-owned ports operator affirmed that it will continue to pursue all legal means to defend its rights as shareholder and concessionaire in the Doraleh Container Terminal, accusing the Djibouti government of a “blatant disregard for the rule of law”.