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Phoenix Marine Inc. v China Ocean Shipping Co. and Another

19th Jan 2000

[1999] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 682, [1999] 1 All ER (Comm) 138

Sioban Healy acted in a Identity of parties in ship sale contract – weight to be given to previous decision on foreign law.

Practice – Sale of ship – Existence of plaintiff – Plaintiff agreed to sell vessel to defendant – Plaintiff alleged defendant repudiated contract and claimed damages – Defendant claimed plaintiff had ceased to exist – Whether plaintiff continued in existence for purposes of carrying on proceedings begun before its dissolution.

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