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International trade law

Today’s forecast: showers in Paris, jurisdiction in Singapore

it is sometimes said that there is no limit to the ingenuity of lawyers, which may go some way to explaining why a plaintiff complaining of a slip and fall in a Paris hotel shower was suing a Singapore company in the Supreme Court of New South Wales last month. However, the plaintiff did not

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September 10
2017
International dispute resolution International trade law

Exclusive! Exclusive! Jurisdiction clauses in international contracts

If you skim to the end of most contracts, you should find clauses of the kind which are often described as “midnight clauses”.  These are clauses dealing with the proper law of the contract, the jurisdiction (or forum) for the resolution of disputes, and (in some cases) providing for alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration.

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June 12
2017
International dispute resolution International trade law