ECONOMIC DURESS: WHEN IS A THREAT NOT AN (ILLEGITIMATE) THREAT?

On 28th May, an article on Lexology and the ILO from RPC asks in what circumstances can a threat not to enter into a contract amount to economic duress?  Broadly speaking, it says it is when pressure is exerted in bad faith, according to the Court of Appeal in Times Travel (UK) Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation.  On 28th July 2018, law firm, Gowling WLG, published a guide asking how easy is it to distinguish between rigorous commercial bargaining and economic duress?

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0d54c994-1cf7-4118-a9af-ddc61437ba02

https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2019/can-a-threat-to-take-a-lawful-act-give-rise-to-eco/

https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2018/the-basics-economic-duress/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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