MacSteel Commercial Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Thermasteel V (Canada) Inc: CA 1996

The South African and Canadian parties had contracted subject to the law of England. The Canadian company said that England remained inappropriate as the choice of forum.
Held: Jurisdiction was declined.
The distinction between the choice of English law and a contractual choice of an English forum was a distinction of major importance when choosing a jurisdiction. Millett LJ said that the judge had made a fundamental error in equating choice of law with choice of forum.
Sir Thomas Bingham MR, Millett LJ
[1996] CLC 1403
England and Wales
Cited by:
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Updated: 10 April 2021; Ref: scu.237269