Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

ISBN : 9780198840107

Daniel Girsberger; Thomas Kadner Graziano; Jan L Neels
1376 ページ
176 x 254 mm
Oxford Private International Law Series

Although the possibility of making a choice of law in respect of international commercial contracts has become widely accepted, national law still diverges in many respects with regard to the scope and relevance of, and the limitations on, party autonomy, leading to uncertainty in international commercial relations. This book compares the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (2015) with national, regional, supranational, and international rules on choice of law around the world in order to chronicle the divergent approaches which exist today. The work is introduced by a comprehensive comparative report which sets out the similarities and differences between the featured national, regional, supranational, and international rules, comparing such rules with those of the Hague Principles, thereby initiating a discussion on further harmonization in the field. Another report focuses on the application of the Hague Principles in the context of international commercial arbitration. Dedicated chapters analyse the Hague Principles from a historical, theoretical, and international organizational point of view. Finally, examining each jurisdiction in detail, the book presents sixty national and regional article-by-article commentaries on the Hague Principles written by experts from all parts of the world. This dedicated and in-depth global comparative study of national, regional, supranational, and international rules provides a definitive reference guide to the key principles in respect of choice of law for international commercial contracts.


1 Daniel Girsberger, Thomas Kadner Graziano, and Jan L Neels: General Comparative Report
2 Symeon C Symeonides: The Story of Party Autonomy
3 Marta Pertegas: The Provenance of the Hague Principles
4 Joao Ribeiro-Bidaoui: HCCH
5 Luca Castellani and Cyril Emery: UNCITRAL
6 Anna Veneziano: UNIDROIT
7 Lauro Gama, Daniel Girsberger, and Jose Antonio Moreno Rodriguez: International Commercial Arbitration
PART 2.1: AFRICAJan L Neels and Eesa A Fredericks:
8 Jan L Neels and Eesa A Fredericks: African Principles of Commercial Private International Law
9 Justin Monsenepwo: OHADA
10 Rui Dias and Carl Friedrich Nordmeier: Angola and Mozambique
11 Richard Frimpong Oppong: Common law Africa
12 Justin Monsenepwo: Democratic Republic of the Congo
13 Yehya Ikram Ibrahim Badr: Egypt
14 Fekadu Petros Gebremeskel: Ethiopia
15 Robin Cupido: Mauritius
16 Khalid Zaher: Morocco
17 Jan L Neels: South Africa
18 Beligh Elbalti: Tunisia
PART 2.2: ASIAYuko Nishitani and Beligh Elbalti:
19 Naoshi Takasugi and Beligh Elbalti: Asian Principles of Private International Law
20 Beligh Elbalti and Hosam Osama Shaaban: Bahrain
21 Qisheng He: China (Mainland)
22 Silke Noa Elrifai: Dubai International Financial Centre
23 Anselmo Reyes: Hong Kong
24 Jan L Neels: India
25 John Lumbantobing and Bayu Seto Hardjowahono: Indonesia
26 Nadjma Yassari: Iran
27 Talia Einhorn: Israel
28 Yuko Nishitani: Japan
29 Amin Dawwas: Kuwait
30 Marie-Claude Najm Kobeh: Lebanon
31 Guangjian Tu: Macau
32 Effendy Othman, Victor Wong Teck Fung, and Ahmad Zhaffir Rahmat: Malaysia
33 Amin Dawwas: Palenstine
34 Silke Noa Elrifai: Qatar
35 Tiong Min Yeo: Singapore
36 Hayk Kupelyants: South Caucasus
37 Kwang Hyun Suk: South Korea
38 Hua-Kai Tsai: Taiwan
39 Kilian Balz: United Arab Emirates
40 Duc Luong Doan and Thi Hong Trinh Nguyen: Vietnam
PART 2.3: AUSTRALASIABrooke Marshall:
41 Brooke Marshall: Australia
42 Maria Hook: New Zealand
PART 2.4: EUROPEThomas Kadner Graziano:
43 Thomas Kadner Graziano, Francisco Garcimartin Alferez, and Geert van Calster: European Union
44 Eirikur Elis Torlaksson: Iceland
45 Helmut Heiss: Liechtenstein
46 Giuditta Cordero-Moss: Norway
47 Milana Karayanidi: Russia
48 Thomas Kadner Graziano and Hannes Meyle: Switzerland
49 Nuray Eksi: Turkey
50 Dmytro Vorobey: Ukraine
51 Andrew Dickinson: United Kingdom
52 Donike Qerimi: Western Balkans
PART 2.5: LATIN AMERICALauro Gama and Jose Antonio Moreno Rodriguez:
53 Jose Antonio Moreno Rodriguez: Organization of American States
54 Paula Maria All: Argentina
55 Jose Manuel Canelas Schutt: Bolivia
56 Lauro Gama, Carmen Tiburcio, and Felipe Albuquerque: Brazil
57 Jaime Gallegos-Zuniga: Chile
58 Antonio Aljure Salame: Colombia
59 Anayansy Rojas Chan and Mauricio Paris: Costa Rica
60 Pedro Mendoza Montano and Enrique Martinez Guzman: Guatemala
61 Mexico`Maria Mercedes Albornoz and Nuria Gonzalez-Martin
62 Carlos Alberto Arrue Montenegro: Panama
63 Jose Antonio Moreno Rodriguez: Paraguay
64 Rorick Tovar Galvan and Sara Sotelo: Peru
65 Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre: Uruguay
66 Claudia Madrid Martinez: Venezuela
PART 2.6: NORTH AMERICAGenevieve Saumier:
67 Genevieve Saumier: Canada
68 Symeon C Symeonides and Neil B Cohen: United States of America
Neil B Cohen


Daniel Girsberger is Tenured Professor for Swiss and International Private, Business and Procedural Law as well as Comparative Private Law at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.; Thomas Kadner Graziano is Professor, Director of the Department of Private International Law and Director of the Programme on Transnational Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland.; Jan L Neels is Professor of Private International Law and Director of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.