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“Mary” Republic Of Somalia –v- Woodhouse Drake & Carey and (Suisse) S.A.

13th Mar 1993

[1993] 1 QB 54; [1992] 3 WLR 744; [1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 471; [1993] 1 All ER 371

Gavin Kealey – International Law – Recognition – Effect – Proceeds of goods belonging to Republic of Somalia in court – Somali government overthrown – Interim government set up by nominee of international conference – No administrative control over territory of Somalia – Solicitors instructed by interim government to obtain payment out – Whether authority to act on behalf of Republic of Somalia – Whether proceeds to be paid out.