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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 3 Dec 2019

The Importance of a Forum Selection Clause

Contracts often include a forum selection clause to designate the location of any future litigation between the parties. A recent Ohio case…
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Commonsense Construction Law LLC | USA | 6 Nov 2019

Is This a Forum Selection Clause, or Not?

Forum selection clauses have become commonplace in construction contracts. Most general contractors take steps to ensure that they can bring their…
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Knobbe Martens | USA | 22 Apr 2019

Common Forum Selection Clause in License Agreement Prevents Patent Validity Challenge at PTAB

On April 18, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential opinion that is making stakeholders in the patent licensing community sit up and…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | China, Hong Kong | 27 Mar 2019

Hong Kong court interprets PRC-Law governed jurisdiction clauses

In天津市裕豐隆資產管理有限公司 v Ho Kin Wa and Another, HCA 2405/2014 (unrep., 8 March 2019), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance exercised its discretion to…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Hong Kong | 5 Mar 2019

Hong Kong court grants anti-suit injunction to bind third party to arbitration agreement

In Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd v Fan Ji Qian [2019] HKCFI 482, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has granted an anti-suit injunction…
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Bird & Bird LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 27 Jan 2019

Brexit: Cross-Border Disputes update - good news for contracts containing English exclusive jurisdiction clauses

As the political uncertainty surrounding Brexit increases, the UK government is preparing for a potential 'no deal' scenario. In the context of…
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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 25 Jan 2019

California Court of Appeal Enforces Delaware Forum Selection Bylaw

In Drulias v. 1st Century Bancshares, Inc., No. H045049, 2018 WL 6735137 (Cal. App. Dec. 21, 2018), the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate…
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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2019

Delaware Court of Chancery Declares Ineffective Exclusive Federal Forum Provision for 1933 Act Claims

In Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg, C.A. No. 2017-0931-JTL, 2018 WL 6719718 (Del. Ch. Dec. 19, 2018), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Laster, V.C.) held that…
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Paul Weiss | USA | 9 Jan 2019

Delaware Court of Chancery Invalidates Federal Forum Selection Provisions for Claims Arising Under the Securities Act of 1933

On December 19, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery (Laster, V.C) held in Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg et al, C.A. No. 2017-0931-VCL (Del. Ch. Dec. 19…
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Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 8 Jan 2019

Delaware Court Of Chancery Rejects Forum-Selection Charter Provision For Federal Securities Law Claims

On December 19, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted summary judgment to a shareholder challenging the…
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