Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Trendtex Trading Corporation Ltd v. Central Bank of Nigeria

1 QB 529 (1977)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...

Trendtex Trading Corporation Ltd v. Central Bank of Nigeria

Court of Appeal (Civil)

1 QB 529 (1977)

Facts

Early in 1975, the government of Nigeria entered into contracts for the importation of cement. In June 1975, the port of Lagos reached capacity, causing congestion in the port and a crisis for the government of Nigeria. On July 29, 1975, a new military administration assumed power in Nigeria. To respond to the crisis and relieve the congestion in the port of Lagos, the new government set up a committee to negotiate new terms with the cement suppliers. Although this committee alleviated the congestion, certain suppliers brought legal claims to enforce their rights in English courts. Trendtex Trading Corporation (plaintiff) brought a claim to enforce its rights related to a letter of credit issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (defendant). The Central Bank of Nigeria claimed that, under international law, it was entitled to sovereign immunity as a governmental entity that would prevent Trendtex from bringing its claim before an English court. Trendtex countered that because its claim involved a commercial transaction, the Central Bank of Nigeria could not invoke sovereign immunity.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Denning, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 620,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 620,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 620,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership