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CONTRACT: What's the point?

02 June 2017  

Michael Davar analyses the recent case of Astor and the principle of futility in contractual construction

In his judgment in Astor Management AG v Atalaya Mining plc [2017], Leggatt J stated that:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Arnold v Britton & ors [2015] UKSC 36

    Astor Management AG & anor v Atalaya Mining plc & ors [2017] EWHC 680 (Comm)

    Balbosa v Ali [1990] 1 WLR 914

    Barrett Bros (Taxis) Ltd v Davies [1966] 1 WLR 1334

    Mansel Oil Ltd & anor v Troon Storage Tankers SA [2008] EWHC 1269 (Comm)

    Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd & anor [2015] UKSC 72