Vita Food Products Incorporated v Unus Shipping Company

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtPrivy Council
Judgment Date30 January 1939
Date30 January 1939
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119 cases
  • Quinn v IBRC (in special liquidation)
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 27 March 2015
    ...the approach previously adopted by the House of Lords in Vita Food Products Inc. v. Unus Shipping Company Limited (In Liquidation) [1939] A.C. 277, where Lord Wright said, at p.293:- ‘ Nor must it be forgotten that the rule by which contracts not expressly forbidden by statute or declared t......
  • Akai Pty. Ltd v People's Insurance Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 31 July 1997
    ...1 WLR 1026. Ultisol Transport Contractors Ltd v Bouygues Offshore SAUNK [1996] 2 Ll Rep 140. Vita Food Products v Unus Shipping Co LtdELR [1939] AC 277. Volvox Hollandia, TheUNK [1988] 2 Ll Rep 361. Williams & Glyn's Bank plc v Astro Dinamico Compania NavieraWLR [1984] 1 WLR 438. Woodho......
  • Re Claim by Helbert Wagg and Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 8 December 1955
  • Archbolds (Freightage) Ltd v S. Spanglett Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 15 December 1960
    ...be without remedy. This appears to me an undesirable extension of the implications of a statute. 32Lord Wright said, in Vita Food Products Inc. v. Unus Shipping Co. (1939 Appeal Cases, page 277; at page 293): "Each case has to be considered on its merits. Nor must it be forgotten that ......
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6 books & journal articles
  • THE CONTRACTUAL BASIS OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF EXCLUSIVE AND NON-EXCLUSIVE CHOICE OF COURT AGREEMENTS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2005, December 2005
    • 1 December 2005
    ...31 The Frank Pais [1986] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 529 at 530; The Jian He[2000] 1 SLR 8 at [16]. 32 Vita Food Products Inc v Unus Shipping Co Ltd [1939] AC 277 (PC Nova Scotia); Peh Teck Quee v Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale[2000] 1 SLR 148. 33 Baiduri Bank Bhd v Dong Sui Hung [2000] 4 SLR 212. 34......
  • Restitution in Private International Law.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 26 Nbr. 1, April 2002
    • 1 April 2002
    ...Where no law is chosen by the parties (or the choice of law is not `bona fide and legal': cf Vita Food Products Inc v Unus Shipping Co [1939] AC 277, 290 (Privy Council)), the proper law of the contract will be the law with which the contract has its closest and most real connection, object......
  • CHOICE OF LAW FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2012, December 2012
    • 1 December 2012
    ...Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials (Kluwer, 2001) at pp 2153–2163. 41Vita Food Products Inc v Unus Shipping Co Ltd[1939] AC 277; Amin Rasheed Shipping Corp v Kuwait Insurance Co[1984] AC 50; Bonython v Commonwealth of Australia[1951] AC 201. 42 Gary Born, International Commerc......
  • RESTITUTION, FOREIGN ILLEGALITY AND FOREIGN MONEYLENDERS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 1996, December 1996
    • 1 December 1996
    ...authorities to exercise more effective control. 114 In a different context: Vita Food Products, Incorporated v Unus Shipping Company Ltd[1939] AC 277; Golden Acres Ltd v Queensland Estates Pty Ltd[1969] Qd R 378. 115 In a different context: The Hollandia[1983] 1 AC 565; Golden Acres Ltd v Q......
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