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Governing Law. This agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE], without regard to its conflict of laws rules.


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Governing Law.

Applicable Law. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in:

the State of California, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in the United States, Canada, or Mexico; or

Japan, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in Japan, China, Korea, or other Southeast Asian country where all official languages are written in either an ideographic script (e.g., hanzi, kanji, or hanja), and/or other script based upon or similar in structure to an ideographic script, such as hangul or kana; or

England, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in any jurisdiction not described above.

Jurisdiction. The respective courts of Santa Clara County, California when California law applies, Tokyo District Court in Japan, when Japanese law applies, and the competent courts of London, England, when the law of England applies, shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this agreement.

United Nations Convention on Contracts. This agreement will not be governed by the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.


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Governing Law and Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue

Governing Law. This agreement, and any dispute arising out of the [SUBJECT MATTER OF THE AGREEMENT], shall be governed by the laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE].

Consent to Jurisdiction. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the [exclusive, non-exclusive] jurisdiction and venue of any [state or federal] court located within [VENUE COUNTY] County, State of [VENUE STATE], in connection with any matter arising out of this [agreement / plan] or the transactions contemplated under this [agreement / plan].

Consent to Service. Each party hereby irrevocably

agrees that process may be served on it in any manner authorized by the Laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE], and 

waives any objection which it might otherwise have to service of process under the Laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE].


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 Governing Law. This agreement and any matter or dispute arising out of or related to the subject matter of the agreement, shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the Laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE], without regard to its conflict of laws rules.


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  • Clause Taxonomy: Governing Law
  • Organization: Public
  • Updated: 01/23/2018
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Overview

The Governing Law or Choice of Law clause specifies that the laws of a mutually agreed upon jurisdiction will govern the interpretation and enforcement of the terms of the contract. 

Controlling the governing law is an important objective for the parties because differences in local laws may control the outcome of a dispute.

The choice of law jurisdiction need not be the same as the venue or choice of forum. The parties can even choose different jurisdictions depending on the type of dispute. In general, courts will respect the parties' selection.