Identities of Parties to a Contract

(2021) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (Forthcoming)

Posted: 12 Jul 2021

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Kian Peng Soh

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Jeremy Chai

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Date Written: July 8, 2021

Abstract

It is trite that only parties to a contract are entitled to bring a claim where there has been a breach of contract. Identifying parties to the contract is therefore important. One would think that this is a straightforward exercise. Perhaps not. Middlemen are often involved in brokering deals between two contracting parties. An agent may sign the contract, without qualification, on behalf of his (undisclosed) principal. In such a case, who are the proper parties to the contract? In Gregor Fisken Limited v Bernard Carl [2021] EWCA Civ 792, the UK Court of Appeal discussed this question.

Keywords: contract law, signature

Suggested Citation

Soh, Kian Peng and Chai, Jeremy, Identities of Parties to a Contract (July 8, 2021). (2021) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (Forthcoming) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3882827

Kian Peng Soh (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Jeremy Chai

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

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