Unfair Contract Terms

Unfair contract terms – or not

Jan 2018 A syndicate of lenders used an industry standard facility agreement provided by the Loan Market Association (‘LMA’) with a borrower (a Nigerian oil explorer and producer). Some of the terms were changed by negotiation. One that wasn’t was a clause saying that the borrower had no right of set off against amounts claimed by the lenders. Things went wrong and the borrower wanted to set off claims it had against the lenders against the monies the lenders wanted to recover. ..