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“Amazonia” Furness Withy (Australia) Pty.Ltd. –v- Metal Distributors (U.K.) Ltd.

10th Nov 1989

[1990] 1 Lloyds Rep 236; [1989] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 403

Gavin Kealey – Charter-party (Voyage) – Arbitration clause – Parties intended proper law to be English – Charter incorporated Australian Sea-Carriage of Goods Act, 1924 – Whether arbitration clause void – Whether parties entered into ad hoc agreement to refer disputes to arbitration in London – Whether estoppel by convention could be relied on.

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