Hague Conference Developments

Readers, I’d like to bring you up to date on two developments from the Hague Conference.

First, the European Union has finally approved the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. This had been expected since late last year. Because Mexico has already acceded to the Convention, the Convention will come into force between the EU member states and Mexico on October 1. We are still waiting for action by the US Senate. Singapore signed the Convention earlier this year, so let’s hope it doesn’t beat us to the finish line!

Second, a couple of months ago the Hague Conference approved the new Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. I will have a post on these in the next few weeks, but I wanted to call the Principles to your attention. My plan is to compare the Principles with the relevant sections of the Restatement (Second) on Conflict of Laws, and perhaps some intrepid readers from other legal systems will volunteer to provide their own comparisons. Let me know!

One response to “Hague Conference Developments”

  1. […] As promised, here is the first post in what I hope will be a short series of posts comparing the new Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts and the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws. I had a pleasant surprise after noting the publication of the Principles last month: Marta Pertegás, the First Secretary of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference, took an interest in the idea of the post and offered her office’s help, and so Jonathan Levin, an NYU law student who is interning this summer at Permanent Bureau, ably assisted with this post. […]

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