Be aware of ‘choice of law’ clauses from other jurisdictions
When faced with a contract from another jurisdiction, lawyers should check for a “choice of law” clause that could alter their involvement in the matter, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells AdvocateDaily.com.
If lawyers miss — or ignore — such clauses, they may find themselves without insurance coverage if things ultimately go awry, says Katz, principal of Anton M. Katz Barrister and Solicitor.
“Because of how interconnected the world is these days, it’s inevitable that a lawyer will be faced with a contract crafted in another jurisdiction,” he says.
“The first thing you must do is see if …
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