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Governing Law and Jurisdiction or Forum Clauses Same Country/Different Country? How to Decide

Globe - InternationalContract drafters sometimes confuse governing law clauses and jurisdiction clauses, according to a post on the website of Wilk Auslander.

Karen A. Monroe and Olga Larionova explain those clauses are related but are not the same. There is a greater likelihood of confusion or overlap in the context of international contracts, versus domestic contracts.

Their article presents a sample governing law clause, as well as a sample juristiction/forum selection clause for dispute resolution by courts and not by arbitration.

Read the article.

 

 

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