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Smania v Standard Chartered Bank UKEAT/0181/14

Territorial scope for whistleblowing claim

The issue of territorial scope has been the subject of much litigation in recent years. It was considered again in the case of Smania v Standard Chartered Bank UKEAT/0181/14 where an Italian banker working for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore under a contract governed by Singaporean law, tried to argue that UK law applied to enable him to bring whistleblowing claims because the Bank had its head office in the UK.

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