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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

09/03/2012

Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd

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The Court of Appeal handed down judgment today dismissing an appeal against a decision of Christopher Clarke J rejecting the Appellants’ challenge to English jurisdiction ([2011] 1 WLR 2575).  The background to the decision is a claim by Golden Ocean under an alleged guarantee for about US$57 million arising out of the alleged repudiation of a long term charter, with a claim in the alternative against the 2nd Appellant, Mr Salgaocar, for breach of warranty of authority to conclude contracts on behalf of the charterers and guarantor.  The decision is of interest for its detailed examination of what constitutes a signed agreement in writing sufficient to satisfy s. 4 of the Statute of Frauds 1677.  The Court of Appeal also considered, contrary to the judge below, that applying either article 3 or 4 of the Rome Convention the implied contract of warranty of authority was governed by English law as a contract ancillary to the principal contracts of charter and guarantee which were also governed by English law.


Timothy Young QC and Daniel Bovensiepen for the Respondent


Charles Kimmins QC and Luke Pearce for the 2nd Appellant

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