Vitol SA v Norelf [1996]

Facts

  • V wished to purchase propane from N
  • The cargo was not going to be shipped in time, therefore, prior to the completion of loading of a ship, cancelled (repudiated) the contract
  • N did not expressly accept the repudiation, but sold the propane on

Issue

  • Had the breach been accepted?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Acceptance need not take a particular form
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