New Guide for International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the Legal Guide to Uniform Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts, with a Focus on Sales (Legal Guide), a joint publication of the Secretariats of UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and the HCCH, has been officially launched today (video announcement). The Legal Guide, which was approved by each of the three Organisations in the course of...

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2015 Hague Principles now available in Spanish

The 2015 Hague Principles, which consist of an Introduction, a Preamble, 12 Articles and a Commentary, are now available in Spanish thanks to the translation provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain as a voluntary in-kind contribution. The translation was revised by the Permanent Bureau. The 2015 Hague Principles were prepared in English and French, which are the official...

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Conference announcement: “Towards a Global Framework for International Commercial Transactions: Implementing the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts”

The University of Lucerne and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) are pleased to announce the holding of the Conference “Towards a Global Framework for International Commercial Transactions: Implementing the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts”. The conference will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday...

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Conference “Towards A Transnational Approach For Choice of Law Clauses - Presentation of the ICC Study on 'Developing Neutral Legal Standards for International Contracts'", Rome, Italy

The conference, co-organised by the ICC and Unidroit, aims at promoting ICC's recent study on 'Developing Neutral Legal Standards for International Contracts'. Ms Ning Zhao (HCCH) gave a short presentation on the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts, in particular on Rules of law (Article 3), given its relevance to the conference topic. ...

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Just published: Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (the "Hague Principles"). The Hague Principles affirm party autonomy as a basis for the choice of law in international commercial contracts and thereby strengthen legal certainty and predictability in such international transactions. The Hague Principles,...

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APEC Workshop on effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2015 in Cebu, the Philippines, on the margins of the APEC Senior Officials Meetings. The Workshop is organised by the Department of Justice of Hong...

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UNCITRAL Endorses the Hague Principles

On 8 July 2015, UNCITRAL provided its endorsement of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Hague Principles) during its Forty-eighth session held in Vienna, marking the first instrument of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) to be officially endorsed by UNCITRAL. The Hague Principles, which were adopted on 19 March...

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Approval of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

On 19 March 2015, the Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally approved the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. The Principles, which also comprise a comprehensive Commentary, were developed by the Working Group on the Choice of Law in International Contracts (chaired by Professor Daniel Girsberger, Switzerland) and unanimously approved...

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Paraguay Promulgates the Law based on the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

On 15 January 2015, Paraguay promulgated Law No 5393 on the Law Applicable to International Contracts (Law), which implements the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Draft Principles) (a newsflash published on the official Paraguay Government website is available here in Spanish). In line with the Draft Principles, this Law accepts party autonomy for...

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