Kilpatrick Townsend

Beware International Laws and Conventions


A recent Fifth Circuit case upholds the enforceability of arbitration clauses in international agreements, even in the face of state law holding those clauses unenforceable.  This decision will impact the enforceability of state provisions that require choice of law and venue to be in a home state in construction cases, as well.  Care should be exercised in negotiating the terms of a contract, as well as in developing your dispute resolution strategy when an issue arises.  Kilpatrick Townsend attorney, Brian R. Gaudet, explains the potential impact of this case in a Practice Point published by the American Bar Association.