Tam Wing Chuen v Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtPrivy Council
Judgment Date1996
Date1996
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  • LTT Global Consultants v BMC Academy Pte Ltd
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 1 April 2011
    ...that Dr Siva was the main draftsman of the agreement. The defendant cited Tam Wing Chuen v Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd [1996] 2 BCLC 69 where Lord Mustill held that “the person who puts forward the wording of a proposed agreement may be assumed to have looked after his own int......
  • Edward Michael Avery-Gee v Marek Zwiefka Sibley
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 31 March 2021
    ...the Opposing Respondents invoke the contra proferentem doctrine. In Tam Wing Cheun v Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd [1996] 2 BCLC 69 at 77, Lord Mustill put it thus: “… The basis of the contra proferentem principle is that a person who puts forward the wording of a proposed agree......
  • Dublin Port Company v Automation Transport Ltd
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • 10 July 2019
    ...is able to deal on his own ‘take it or leave it’ terms with others, …. The rationale for the rule is as set out in Tam Wing Chuen v. Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd [1996] 2 B.C.L.C. 69, where at p. 77, Lord Mustill states that:- “ The basis of the contra proferentem principle is......
  • Andar Transport Pty Ltd v Brambles Ltd
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 15 June 2004
    ...ed (2000) at 70–71. 15 (1987) 8 NSWLR 88 . 16 (1987) 8 NSWLR 88 at 92; cf Tam Wing Chuen v Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd [1996] 2 BCLC 69 at 77 (PC). 17 (1840) 6 M & W 605 at 612 [ 151 ER 554 at 557]. 18 See also Halford v Price (1960) 105 CLR 23 at 30, 34, 40, 41 (an insuran......
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1 books & journal articles
  • Contract Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...where Christopher Clarke LJ adopted the rationale provided by Lord Mustill in Tam Wing Chuen v Bank of Credit and Commerce Hong Kong Ltd[1996] BCC 388 for the rule, as follows: ‘the basis of the contra proferentem principle is that a person, who puts forward the wording of a proposed agreem......

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