Applicable Law – Mandatory Provisions – Competent Courts: avoiding suspenseful moments in Litigating International Distribution Agreements when using your standard set of Terms and Conditions.

International business requires international agreements that perfectly deal with similarities, differences and peculiarities of national legal systems. This can be more or less difficult depending on the countries and regions (e.g. within or outside the EU) where the business takes place. International conventions, the applicable national law and the competent court set the course; nevertheless nationally or internationally mandatory provisions exert strong influence. You have to get these basics right to avoid suspenseful moments in litigation before national courts or in international arbitration procedures.