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Entores v Miles Far East Corporation [1955]

Facts

  • The claimants (in England) sent a telex offer to the defendants (in Holland)
  • The defendants replied with a telex communication

Issue

  • When did the contract come into force. This would determine who’s law applied, that of Holland’s jurisdiction, or English law.

Decision

  • Contract created when acceptance received

Reasoning

  • Acceptance needed to be communicated before the contract was effective
  • As such, the contract was made in England and subject to English law
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