Since Foster v Driscoll 1 KB 470, common law courts have recognised that contracts made with the intention to commit a felony offence in a overseas state are unenforceable, even when the contract contemplated an alternative mode or place of efficiency. However, current developments in home law illegality have sparked debate on whether international law illegality too should be reformed in an identical mild (see Ryder Industries Ltd v Chan Shui Woo 1 HKC 323, , -; cf Magdeev v Tsvetkov EWHC 887 , -). The debate, nonetheless, has up to now not considered whether international law illegality ought to increase to bar certain non-contractual claims – a question which the Singapore Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Jonathan Ang v Lyu Yan SGCA 12 raises. Daily news, tips and resources to keep you ahead in the legal occupation.
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