As the first edition this book went to press, breaking news indicated that the enforceability gap between court selection and arbitration might soon be narrowed. During the summer of 2005, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Conference on Private International Law agreed on the text of a treaty establishing rules for recognition of court selection agreements.1 During the intervening years the Convention has gained some favor, although not yet enough to take effect. As of early 2012, only Mexico had, by accession, indicated its agreement to be legally bound by...
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