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Internet Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
Legal Practices in the EU, US and China

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  • The adoption of electronic commercial transactions has facilitated cross-border trade and business, but the complexity of determining the place of business and other connecting factors in cyberspace has challenged existing private international law. This comparison of the rules of internet jurisdiction and choice of law as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) covers both B2B and B2C contracts in the EU, USA and China. It highlights the achievement of the Rome I Regulation in the EU, evaluates the merits of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement at the international level and gives an insight into the current developments in CIDIP. The in-depth research allows for solutions to be proposed relating to the problems of the legal uncertainty of internet conflict of law and the validity and enforceability of ODR agreements and decisions.

    • Proposes a new idea of internet jurisdiction and choice of law, helping legislators and legal practitioners interpret the existing conflict-of-law concepts in the digital world
    • Demonstrates how readers can protect themselves in electronic commercial transactions and drafts favorable dispute-resolution clauses
    • Based on actual case studies
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511771248
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    Part II. Jurisdiction:
    2. Jurisdiction in electronic contracting
    3. EU rules applied in cyber jurisdiction
    4. US jurisdiction tests employed in e-contracting disputes
    5. Chinese legislation on jurisdiction
    Part III. Choice of Law:
    6. Choice of law in electronic contracting
    7. EU internet choice of law regime
    8. US internet choice of law rules
    9. China internet choice of law approaches
    Part IV. Online Dispute Resolution:
    10. Alternative dispute resolution and the internet
    11. The legal obstacles and solutions to online arbitration and online mediation
    Part V. The Future:
    12. Conclusion and recommendation.

  • Author

    Faye Fangfei Wang, Bournemouth University
    Dr Faye Fangfei Wang is a Lecturer in Law at Bournemouth University and convenor of the Cyberlaw Section at the Society of Legal Scholars. Her research interests lie in cyberlaw, international trade law, conflicts of law and online dispute resolution.

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