Concord Trust v Law Debenture Trust Corporation Plc: HL 28 Apr 2005

The House was called on to construe the terms of a Eurobond. The question was as to the entitlement to require the trustees to issue a notice of default which would accelerate payment under the bond, and the ability of the Trustees to call for an indemnity, and the extent of the indemnity to be given. There had been a dispute when the bondholders’ nominee to the board of trustees had been suspended.
Held: An incident had occurred which gave rise to the power to issue the notice of default. The Trustee was entitled to a full indemnity in such form as he saw appropriate.


Lord Steyn, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hutton, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe


[2005] UKHL 27, Times 02-May-2005, [2005] 1 WLR 1591


Bailii, House of Lords


England and Wales


Appeal fromConcord Trust v The Law Debenture Trust Corporation Plc CA 28-Jul-2004
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