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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.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

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

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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

27/01/2011

Novasen SA v Alimenta SA

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HHJ Mackie QC, sitting as a judge of the Commercial Court, has recently considered the effect of the doctrine of separability of arbitration clauses, in s. 7 of the Arbitration Act 1996, in a case where one party acted as agent to an undisclosed principal. The case involved a FOSFA contract for the sale of groundnut oil. The judge held, amongst other things, that since commodity contracts of this sort contained provisions for FOSFA arbitration, there was an arbitration agreement in existence even if the agent acting for one of the parties was said not to have had authority to conclude a sale contract on behalf of its undisclosed principal. Questions such as whether differences relating to price and place of payment in the contracts between seller and agent, and agent and buyer,  meant that the agent had no authority to conclude the sale contract were therefore questions for the FOSFA arbitrators.


Lawrence Akka appeared for the Defendant

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