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SINGAPORE HIGH COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF FORCE MAJEURE AND TERMINATION CLAUSES

January 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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The Singapore High Court has ruled that a rise in prices of sand, caused by a ban on sand exports (the “sand ban”) by the Indonesian government in January 2007, did not constitute a force majeure event which would relieve a concrete supplier of its obligations to supply concrete to a construction company. The court also highlighted the importance of being clear and unequivocal when communicating one’s intention to terminate a contract.

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