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Glencore International -v- Metro Trading International

12th Oct 2000

[2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 284; [2001] 1 All ER (Comm) 103

Alistair Schaff Q.C. and Richard Southern; and Stephen Hofmeyr Q.C. – Conflict of laws, application of lex situs to property in moveable goods, proprietary effect of bailee blending stored oil).

Conflict of laws – Title – System of law – Defendants engaged in buying, blending, selling and storing oil in Fujairah – Contracts entered into with plaintiffs – Defendants insolvent – Claimants asserted proprietary claims to remaining oil in storage and proceeds of sale – Systems of law governing transfer of title to oil – Relevant rules of law of Fujairah and English law.