Dealing with Competing Jurisdiction Clauses: What is your Centre of Gravity?

3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider complex commercial arrangements and the difficulties they can create for parties where their obligations are set out in a multitude of related contracts of a single contract containing inconsistent dispute resolution clauses. Marc and Mariya explore the most common scenarios in which courts are asked to interpret inconsistent dispute resolution clauses, with particular focus on the ‘centre of gravity’ approach, adopted by courts.

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