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Richard Hooley

Richard Hooley

Richard Hooley is Director of the Law Tripos in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. He is also a consultant to the banking department of Allen & Overy LLP. Email: rjh1009@cam.ac.uk

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Problems of uncertainty with endeavours clauses

This article analyses that part of the judgment of Leggatt J in Astor Management AG v Atalaya Mining plc which deals with the enforcement of an “all reasonable endeavours” obligation to reach agreement with a third party. It finds the decision to be robust and commercially pragmatic because of the judge’s willingness to give meaning to a contractual clause agreed upon by the parties and his reluctance to second-guess a commercial party on matters of commercial judgment.

04 September 2017
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