Choice of court agreements in international civil and commercial law: a comparative study of Chinese law, the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention and the Brussels I Recast Regulation

Jiao, Long (2020) Choice of court agreements in international civil and commercial law: a comparative study of Chinese law, the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention and the Brussels I Recast Regulation. LL.M(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation focuses on choice of court agreements in international civil and commercial law. It introduces the terminology regarding choice of court agreements, describes different types of choice of court agreements, and examines the scopes of choice of court agreements in Chapter 2. Based on the principle of party autonomy, choice of court agreements have been an important basis of jurisdiction in many legal systems. This dissertation undertakes a detailed examination of choice of court agreements in three legal contexts, namely, Chinese law, the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention and the Brussels I Recast Regulation, in Chapter 3, 4 and 5 respectively. In each context, the dissertation considers severability, applicable law, and the formal and essential validity of choice of court agreements, and explores the situation when there is a breach of the choice of court agreement. The 2005 Hague Convention is a great international effort to establish harmonized jurisdiction rules on choice of court agreements. Article 25 of Brussels I
Recast is a good regional example for regulating choice of court agreements within the EU. Chinese law and judicial practices also increasingly respect choice of court agreements between the parties. As the UK and the EU are negotiating Brexit and China signed the 2005 Hague Convention but has not ratified it yet, finally, in Chapter 6, this dissertation not only examines the relationship between the 2005 Hague Convention and Brussels I Recast in terms of the UK, but also reviews the relationship between Chinese law and the 2005 Hague Convention. More importantly, this dissertation recommends some law reform measures for the future of Chinese law, which would seek to enhance the enforcement of choice of court agreements in the Chinese legal system.

Item Type: Thesis (LL.M(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: choice of court agreements, international civil and commercial law, Chinese law, the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention, the Brussels I Recast Regulation.
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Supervisor's Name: Carruthers, Professor Janeen
Date of Award: 2020
Depositing User: Mr. Long Jiao
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-76777
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 11:52
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76777

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