Commentary

65 The parent decision— Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Aluminium Ltd

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65 The parent decision— Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Aluminium Ltd

| Commentary

65 The parent decision—Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Aluminium Ltd

Reservation of title clauses are, in principle, acceptable to English law1. They represent a simple application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 Sections 17(1)2 and 19(1)3. In Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Aluminium Ltd4 the Court of Appeal gave the first authoritative endorsement to the technique of title retention. Buyers of aluminium foil, the sale of which was subject to a reservation of title clause, became insolvent before paying for the foil. At that time, they had in their possession £50,000 worth of

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