Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Montenegro

On 23 August 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Montenegro had deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) on 18 April 2018. Following this ratification the Choice of Court Convention entered into force for Montenegro on 1 August 2018. With Montenegro’s ratification, the Choice of...

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Denmark accedes to the Choice of Court Convention

On 31 May 2018, the Permanent Bureau was informed that Denmark had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) on 30 May 2018. With the accession of Denmark, the Choice of Court Convention now has 31 Contracting Parties, including one REIO. The Choice of Court Convention will enter into force for...

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Montenegro signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Thursday 5 October 2017, Montenegro signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention). The Choice of Court Convention currently has 30 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval by an REIO); with Montenegro’s signature, there are now an additional 4 States that have signed the Convention. At the...

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China signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Tuesday, 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention). The Choice of Court Convention currently has 30 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval by an REIO). With the People’s Republic of China’s signature, there are now 3 further States...

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Bolivia, Costa Rica, Singapore and Viet Nam: Hague Conventions enter into force

On 1 October 2016, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Costa Rica and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On that same day, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction...

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2005 Choice of Court Convention: Explanatory Report now available in all official EU languages

The Explanatory Report on the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, prepared by Trevor Hartley and Masato Dogauchi, is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Explanatory Report was already available in English, French, Spanish and German and is now available in 19 other languages thanks to the generous support of the European Commission...

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Singapore ratifies the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Thursday 2 June 2016, Ms Thian Yee Sze, Director-General of the Legal Group, Ministry of Law of Singapore, deposited Singapore’s instrument of ratification to the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements. The deposit took place during the meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The ratification of the 2005 Convention by...

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Ukraine signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Hague Protocol

Today, Monday 21 March 2016, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention), as well as the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Child Support Protocol). Ukraine is already a Contracting State to 10 Conventions, and has been a Member of the Hague Conference since December 2003. At...

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Conference on “Commercial Private International Law in East and Southern Africa”, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries of the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg organised this event. The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts were presented at the conference. Programme: Conference programme Presentation: Ms Marta Pertegás...

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The 2005 Choice of Court Convention enters into force

Today (1 October 2015), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the Convention) has entered into force in 28 States (Mexico and all Members of the European Union, except Denmark). This results from Mexico's accession to the Convention in 2007 and the recent approval of the Convention by the European Union. This momentum is set to encourage other States currently...

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