Dispute Resolution

Digital Consensus: Emojis and the New Frontier in Contract Law

Dec 21, 2023

In this podcast, members of our international dispute resolution and investigations team, Adimesh Lochan, Ritika Bansal and Shruti Dhonde discuss the judgement of a Canadian Court in South West Terminal v. Achter Land and Cattle Ltd wherein the court discussed the usage of the ‘thumbs-up’ (👍) emoji in the formation of a contract in light of the past practice between the parties.

The members discuss the relevant factual background and the key findings in the judgement. In addition to this, the members discuss the broader public policy and practical implications of the judgement.


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