Mitsubishi Corp v Alafouzos: 1988

Elements of English public policy may determine that an English Court is the appropriate forum to hear a case. Steyn J said: ‘one must keep constantly in mind that one is dealing with a head of public policy, which requires the Court to proceed with great caution, and that the particular facts of the case matter greatly’.


Steyn J


[1988] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 191


England and Wales

Cited by:

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CitedNovus Aviation Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik As CA 27-Feb-2009
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Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.237271