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

6 Jurisdiction Agreements: Primary Obligations

From: Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

Adrian Briggs

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 September 2019

Subject(s):
Nature of anti-suit injunction — Injunctions to arbitration restrain proceedings — Limitations on jurisdiction — Restriction on remedy — Stays of English proceedings — Article 23
6.01 The common law on jurisdiction agreements is the very model of simplicity: if it is shown that an agreement was made for the jurisdiction of a court, that agreement is to be observed by the parties and given effect by the court. If it is shown that an agreement was made for the exclusive jurisdiction of a court, that agreement is to be observed by the parties and given effect by the court. If authority for anything so obvious is needed, the restatement in Donohue v Armco Inc 1 is as clear and authoritative a statement of the principle as could be wished for....
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