Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 171 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 1954 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Peter Smith J

Representation Mr Sheldon QC, Mr Isaacs and Mr Haywood (instructed by Denton Wilde Sapte LLP) for the applicants.
  Mr Howard QC, Mr Jowell and Mr Arnold (instructed by Olswang LLP) for the first respondent.
  Mr Anderson QC and Mr Cullen (instructed by Wiggon LLP) for the third respondent.
Judgment Dates: 20 August 2009


Contract - Enforceability - Terms - Linked clauses in master licence agreement and joint venture agreement - Master licence agreement terminating after signatories entering administration - First and third respondents entering new temporary licensing agreement - Whether new agreement extinguishing terms of original agreement.

The Case

Contract Enforceability. Chancery Division: In a dispute concerning the validity and applicability of linked clauses in a master licence agreement and a joint venture agreement, the court ruled that the clauses had been extinguished after the parties entered into a new agreement after the automatic termination of the master licence agreement in issue.

Practice Areas

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