Underlying illegality in contractual claims

What happens if a bank or financial services provider has breached its regulatory requirements, but needs to enforce its contractual rights against the customer or counterparty with whom it has a contract.

This 18-minute video covers the following topics:

  • Why illegality in contracts is of relevance to practitioners
  • Situations when the issue might arise
  • How the courts dealt with this issue in the past
  • The current approach in the UK
  • The approach taken in other jurisdictions
  • Implications for practitioners

Cases referenced:

  • Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42
  • Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2017] EWHC 257 (Ch)

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Date:Published Monday 08 May 2017
Duration:0.25 hours
CPD hours:0.5 hours

John Breslin

Maples and Calder

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