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The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements


  • Page extent: 336 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.83 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 341.5/22
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: K7625 .B735 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements--(2005)
    • Conflict of laws--Jurisdiction
    • Arbitration agreements, Commercial
    • Arbitration and award, International

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521878661)

  • Published April 2008

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The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements was concluded on June 30, 2005, and promises to become an important instrument in judicial relations throughout the world, making choice of forum clauses both more likely to be honored and more likely to lead to judgments that will be recognized and enforced around the globe. The convention, and the proposed treatise, will serve as an indispensable source for both transactions lawyers drafting the transnational commercial contracts of the future and for litigators involved in the resolution of disputes between parties to important transnational commercial transactions.


Part I. A Basic Introduction to the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention: 1. The context and history of the Hague negotiations; 2. The Convention structure and content; 3. Interpretation and use of the Convention; Part II. Article-by-Article commentary on the Convention: 4. Chapter i – scope and definitions (articles 1–4); 5. Chapter ii – jurisdiction (articles 5–7); 6. Chapter iii – recognition and enforcement (articles 8–15); 7. Chapter iv – general clauses (articles 16–26); 8. Chapter v – final clauses (articles 27–34); Part III. Choice of Court in the Absence of a Multilateral Convention: 9. Treatment of Choice of Court clauses in U.S. courts; 10. Recognition and enforcement of judgments in the United States: with and without Choice of Court agreements; Part IV. Litigation and the Arbitration Choices after the Hague Convention: 11. Planning the Choice of Forum: Choice of Court under the Hague.


"Brand and Herrup offer insightful discussion of many thorny questions in private international law. They make skillful use of comparative law in shedding light on some of the compromises that were reached. They give vivid illustrations of some of the complications of modern multilateral treaty negotiations involving federal states and regional organizations. The book is recommended reading for anyone curious about the complexities of modern multilateral treaty negotiations, and it should be considered as a supplementary text for those teaching courses in comparative law, conflict of laws, or international law."
American Journal of Comparative Law, Paul R. Dubinsky

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