Book Review: Agreements on Jurisdictions and Choice of Law by Adrian Briggs, Oxford University Press

49 Canadian Business Law Journal 300, 2010

9 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2012

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Vaughan Black

Dalhousie University - Law School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

If there is any lingering resistance to the central role that freedom of contract plays in private international law today, then this book by one of England's foremost scholars in the field should put an end to it; Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law (AJCL) is the most comprehensive descriptive account of court selection and choice of law terms in business contracts. Its focus is commercial activity, so there is next to nothing here on how the matter plays out in interfamily agreements, such as prenuptial contracts, and little on legislative interventions in the consumer sphere. It is centred on United Kingdom law, but there is also discussion of other Commonwealth jurisdictions (including Canada), several European countries and, to a lesser extent, the United States. Within those bounds, its highly readable coverage of the subject is exhaustive. In that regard AJCL is likely to be of great benefit to practitioners and, for that reason alone, deserves a wide readership.

Keywords: agreements, freedom of contract, international law, business contracts, prenuptial contracts, legislative interventions

Suggested Citation

Black, Vaughan, Book Review: Agreements on Jurisdictions and Choice of Law by Adrian Briggs, Oxford University Press (2010). 49 Canadian Business Law Journal 300, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2116578

Vaughan Black (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Law School ( email )

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