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RTI Ltd v MUR Shipping BV

Published on 2024/06/05

The UK Supreme Court (“UKSC”) last week made a new landmark decision on the impact of the “reasonable endeavours” proviso of a force majeure clause in a contract of affreightment (“COA”).  That decision is of far wider application to commercial contracts.  The UKSC approached the issue in dispute as a matter of general principle in the interpretation of contracts, reinforcing the desirability of certainty in commercial dealings under English law.

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