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Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law by Briggs, Adrian (20th March 2008)

1 Introduction and Scheme

From: Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

Adrian Briggs

Subject(s):
Contractual agreements on jurisdiction — Choice of law clauses — Severable agreements — Validity and effect — Choice of law — Judgments from designated court under dispute resolution agreement — Jurisdiction and the English courts — Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – Brussels and Lugano Conventions — Jurisdictional and choice of court agreements — Consent in recognition of foreign judgments
1.01 The purpose of this book is not to challenge, question, or contradict the rules of English private international law, but to look at the way they work in support of the simple principle that it is good for parties to make contracts, good for parties to perform contracts, and good for courts to enforce contracts. To this end, we will explore the role of consent, common intention, and agreement, within the individual rules of private international law. 1.02 Where one can show the parties’ common, or mutual, intention, it is natural to suppose that it should...
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