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“Nile Rhapsody” Hamed El Chiaty & Co. (t/a Travco Nile Cruise Lines) -v- Thomas Cook Group Ltd.

26th Nov 1993

[1994] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 382; [1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 399

Jonathan Gaisman – Charter-party (Time – Stay of action – Jurisdiction – Forum non conveniens – Plaintiffs claimed damages under the contract – Charters prescribed Egyptian law as property law of contract but silent as to jurisdiction – Whether parties orally agreed contracts subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Egyptian Courts – Whether Egypt more appropriate forum – Whether action should be stayed.

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