The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements was concluded in June 2005. It is designed to promote international trade and investment by offering greater certainty for parties involved in business-to-business contracts and international litigation, through the creation of an optional worldwide framework of rules on jurisdiction, and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

On the occasion of its ratification on 1 October 2015, the Law Society produce a briefing note highlighting its importance and encouraging other states to join it. Download the document on the side.

For further information about Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, please contact Rita Giannini, EU justice policy adviser, or Helena Raulus, EU internal market policy adviser.