Bunkers in wonderland : a tale of how the growth of Romalpa clauses shrank the English law of sales

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-254
Journal / PublicationJournal of Business Law
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


Discusses the history of the treatment of retention of title (ROT) or Romalpa clauses under the English law of sales prior to PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v OW Bunker Malta Ltd (SC) (The Res Cogitans), finding that a contract for the supply of fuel bunkers, which contained a ROT clause and permitted the shipowner to consume the bunkers during the credit period, was not a contract of sale within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 s.2(1).

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  • Action for price, Bailment, Bunkers, Contracts of sale, Legal history, Retention of title