||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 09 (May)
|| EWCA Civ 548
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Sir John Thomas P, Lloyd and Aikens LJJ
||John Wardell QC (instructed by K & L Gates LLP) for the claimant.
||Conall Patton (instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) for the defendants.
||27 April 2012
Contract - Intention to create legal relationship - Formation of contract - Claimant selling shares in cable business to defendants - Claimant claiming entitlement to shares in cable business as part of agreement by virtue of 'side letter' - Whether side letter constituting legally enforceable agreement - Court finding side letter constituting agreement to agree - Claimant appealing - Whether court erring.
Contract Intention to create legal relationship. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that, in the context of a sale of a television and internet cable company in Bulgaria, a side letter addressed to the claimant did not constitute a legally enforceable contract, but was an agreement to agree.
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