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The choice of court convention seeks to rectify this situation, thereby promoting greater legal certainty for cross-border business and creating a climate that is more favourable to international trade and investment, as underscored by the International Chamber of Commerce.
The convention contains three basic rules that give effect to choice of court agreements: the chosen court must in principle hear the case under Article 5; any court not chosen must in principle decline to hear the case under Article 6; and any judgment rendered by the chosen court must be recognised and enforced in other contracting states except where a ground for refusal applies under Articles 8 and 9.
The convention applies to choice of court agreements "concluded in civil or commercial matters". It excludes consumer and employment contracts and certain specified matters. The reason for these exclusions is, in most cases, the existence of more specific international instruments and national, regional or international rules that claim exclusive jurisdiction over some of these matters. The convention applies to "exclusive" choice of court agreements. An agreement designating one or more specific courts in a contracting state is deemed to be exclusive unless the parties have expressly provided otherwise. In addition, a contracting state may declare that it will recognise and enforce judgments given by courts designated in a non-exclusive choice of court agreement.
Fianna Fáil supports the Bill. Any measure that helps international parties to resolve disputes and assists trade, commerce and investment is to be welcomed.