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Entorres v Miles Far East [1955] 2 QB 327 Court of Appeal

The claimant sent a telex message from England offering to purchase 100 tons of Cathodes from the defendants in Holland. The defendant sent back a telex from Holland to the London office accepting that offer. The question for the court was at what point the contract came into existence. If the acceptance was effective from the time the telex was sent the contract was made in Holland and Dutch law would apply. If the acceptance took place when the telex was received in London then the contract would be governed by English law.

Held:

To amount to an effective acceptance the acceptance needed to be communicated to the offeree. Therefore the contract was made in England.
 
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