Mills, Alex

Party autonomy in private international law / Alex Mills, University College London. - First published 2018 - 1 online resource (xiv, 580 pages) ;

Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-568) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Party Autonomy; 3. Choice of Court Agreements: Effects and Effectiveness; 4. Choice of Court Agreements and Non-Contractual Claims; 5. Limits on Party Autonomy in Choice of Court; 6. Arbitration Agreements; 7. Choice of Law in Contract; 8. Choice of Law in Non-Contractual Relations; 9. Limits on Party Autonomy in Choice of Law; 10. Choice of Non-State Law; 11. Conclusions.

"This book provides an unprecedented analysis and appraisal of party autonomy in private international law - the power of private parties to enter into agreements as to the forum in which their disputes will be resolved or the law which governs their legal relationships. It includes a detailed exploration of the historical origins of party autonomy as well as its various theoretical justifications, and an in-depth comparative study of the rules governing party autonomy in the European Union, the United States, common law systems, and in international codifications. It examines both choice of forum and choice of law, including arbitration agreements and choice of non-state law, and both contractual and non-contractual legal relations. This analysis demonstrates that while an apparent consensus around the core principle of party autonomy has emerged, its coherence as a doctrine is open to question as there remains significant variation in practice across its various facets and between legal systems"-- "This book is the product of almost a decade of wrestling with these issues (I leave it to the reader to decide who, if anyone, has emerged victorious), drawing on the support of colleagues at the University of Cambridge and University College London, as well as the broader global community of private international lawyers. I am particularly grateful to the organisers of and participants in the following conferences or seminars, at which aspects of the research, as indicated, have been presented and discussed"--

9781107079175 9781107437418 9781139941419


Conflict of laws
Liberty of contract
International law

K7068 / .M55 2018EBK


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