“Santa Clara” Vitol -v- Norelf

Andrew Wales QC

[1996] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 225; [1995] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 128; [1995] 3 WLR 549; [1996] 3 WLR 105; [1996] QB 108; [1996] AC 800; [1996] 3 All ER 193; [1995] 3 All ER 971

Andrew Wales – Contract – Repudiation – Anticipatory breach – Contract for sale of cargo – Buyer rejecting cargo before loading complete – Neither party taking further steps to perform contract – Whether mere failure to perform contractual obligations capable of constituting acceptance of anticipatory repudiation

Date added: June 20th, 1996


Area of Expertise

Shipping, admiralty & transport