Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 23 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 733 (Comm)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
Judge:

Gloster J

Representation Richard Waller (instructed by DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary UK LLP) for the claimant.
  James Turner (instructed by Lane & Partners) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 April 2006

Catchwords

Contract - Construction - Shipbuilding contract - Entire agreement clause - Shipbuilding contract following exercise of option agreement - Whether option agreement rendered inoperative by entire agreement clause in shipbuilding contract.

The Case

The court ruled as a preliminary issue on the applicability of a clause in an option agreement that had been exercised and followed up by a shipbuilding contract. The latter contained an 'entire agreement' clause which had the effect of rendering the option agreement inapplicable.

Practice Areas

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