Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd and another

Contract – Repudiation. The claimant, Tigris, had claimed damages against the first defendant, CSA, and the return of a deposit paid under an agreement for the purchase of six aircraft. The judge dismissed those claims and allowed CSA's counterclaim. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, did not accept that CSA had been in breach, let alone a repudiatory breach, of its contract. In the circumstances, the appeal would be dismissed. However, the amount awarded on CSA's counterclaim would be reduced by $10m, less the sum representing parking charges for which Tigris had accepted liability.

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