"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Judgement Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi to be Delivered Tomorrow

Early August, we had blogged about the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdess pending before the UK Supreme Court. We had stated that the decisions would have huge ramifications on international commerce. For the issues involved, see the linked post. UK SC blog reports that the judgements would be delivered tomorrow. We will keep readers posted on this case.

We would also like to draw the attention of the readers to a recent decision, again, of the UK SC which deals with determination of market price for damages in cases of anticipatory breach. A prima facie reading of this judgement [Bunge SA v Nidera BV [2015] UKSC 43] indicates that the decision may provide a restatement of the legal basis of risk purchase/ risk and cost contracts and is therefore worth noting. The case comment of the decision in Bunge v. Nidera can be accessed from here.

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