Choice of Law Clauses


This choice of law clauses form may be used in commercial contracts and provides for the governing law to be used to interpret an agreement in the event of a dispute between the parties. This form includes practical guidance and drafting notes. This form is intended to be a broad choice of law provision. To assure the application of the law of the jurisdiction the parties selected to extra-contractual issues, a broad choice-of-law clause is needed. Courts have construed all manner of contractual choice of law language in deciding whether the clause is broad or narrow, and there are a lot of gray areas. To draft an effective broad form choice of law clause, the law of the particular jurisdiction should be consulted to make sure the clause contains the right language. For guidance on drafting choice of law clauses, see Choice of Law and Choice of Forum Clauses.