The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

The Globetrotter, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 2-5, September 2005

4 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2005  

Antonin I. Pribetic

Ministry of the Attorney General -Crown Law Office -Civil

Abstract

The Hague Choice of Court Convention, concluded on June 30th, 2005, represents a significant step forward towards improved harmonization of international trade law by providing greater certainty and predictability for parties involved in business-to-business (B2B) agreements and transnational litigation. The Hague Choice of Court Convention offers a viable alternative to arbitration as a method of transnational dispute resolution. At a minimum, functional reciprocity between Contracting States is more likely to be achieved through this multilateral treaty, which codifies the private international law principles of comity, good faith and order and fairness, espoused by most common law courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Keywords: International contract, forum selection, forum non conveniens, contract litigation

JEL Classification: K12, K33

Suggested Citation

Pribetic, Antonin I., The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. The Globetrotter, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 2-5, September 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=795744

Antonin I. Pribetic (Contact Author)

Ministry of the Attorney General -Crown Law Office -Civil ( email )

Ontario
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416-326-4008 (Phone)

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