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31 Oct 2023

Commodities in Focus Weekly: A thumbs up to seal the deal? Lessons from SWT v Achter

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A Canadian court has found that the use of a 👍 emoji in contract negotiations constituted valid acceptance of the contract.

This case acts as a timely illustration of the importance of clear communication in the rapidly moving world of international commodities trading where the use of informal language is commonplace. This article focuses on aspects of the case that may influence English courts should a similar question come before them.

*First published in Gaftaworld Issue 264 on Monday 30 October 2023

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