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1 What This Book is About

From: Governing Law Risks in International Business Transactions

Philip R. Wood

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 June 2023

Contract — Choice of law — All risks

This chapter summarises that the book is about the advantages and the risks involved in the choice of law governing an international contract or other transaction, plus the accompanying choice of courts, in the fields of wholesale financial, commercial, corporate, and insolvency law. It sets out the methodology of using key indicators satisfying eligibility tests to measure thirteen main themes and hence to rank the jurisdictions of the world on a comparative basis, focusing mainly on England, New York, France, and Germany, but extending to all the jurisdictions of the world. English and New York law are international public utilities because of their dominant use for international contracts.

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