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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

20 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

20 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

21/01/2011

Golden Ocean Group LTD v Salgaocar Mining Industries PVT LTD

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Mr Justice Christopher Clarke handed down judgment today dismissing the Defendants’ challenge to English jurisdiction. 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 Defendant, 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 the requirements of s.4 of the Statute of Frauds 1677, and its discussion of the proper law of a claim for breach of warranty of authority by an agent. The judge’s discussion of forum conveniens is also notable in treating as a relevant factor in favour of the exercise of English jurisdiction the risk that the claim under the guarantee was doomed to fail as a matter of Indian law, but not as a matter of the applicable law of the contract, English law.


Timothy Young QC and Daniel Bovensiepen appeared for the Claimant


Charles Kimmins QC and Luke Pearce appeared for the 2nd Defendant.

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