Garsec goes to the High Court


Readers may recall the interesting forum non conveniens case in the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Garsec Pty Ltd v His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei [2008] NSWCA 211; (2008) 250 ALR 682.  My post on that decision is here.  It arises out of an alleged contract for the sale of an old, rare and beautiful manuscript copy of the Koran by Garsec to the Sultan for USD 8 million.  The Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed an appeal from a decision staying the proceeding.  On 13 February 2009, Garsec’s application for special leave to appeal to the High Court was referred to an enlarged bench of the Court, with instructions that the parties prepare submissions as if on appeal: see [2009] HCATrans 21.  Watch this space.