International Contracts

The law of England and Wales is regularly used to govern the choice of law for international contracts. Submitting to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales ensures that disputes can be resolved in the jurisdiction of choice for commercial litigation.

We act for a number of international clients with business interests in the UK, advising on the effect of English law and assisting with the drafting and interpretation of contracts with a foreign element.

Our experience

  • Advising foreign companies in respect of UK Legislation, specifically in respect of:
    • Real property law
    • Employment law
    • Insurance and Liability
    • Intellectual Property
  • Choice of English law as governing law
  • Exclusive and non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  • International export contracts
    • Choice of law and jurisdiction
    • Incorporation of uniform laws or terms
    • Exclusion clauses
    • Responsibility for obtaining import and export licences
    • Method of payment
    • Currency of payment
  • Incorporation of international rules such as:
    • The Uniform Law on International Sale of Goods (ULIS); and
    • The Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (ULFIS)
    • Incoterms
  • The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Insurance and financial backing through the Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Translation of foreign contracts
  • Execution of international contracts