Bounds and Pitfalls When Splitting the Choice of Law

Andreas Schønbeck, Attorney-at-law, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark

For most in-house lawyers dealing with international contracts is a daily and ordinary task. In the multi-state context where the contract has a connection to more than one jurisdiction the parties will almost inevitably discuss by which law the contract will be governed, and hence what law should apply in case of disputes or litigation. In this regard, international private law becomes part and parcel of handling international contracts. This area of law contains inter alia the rules relating to the question of what law governs a particular international dispute (lex fori or lex arbitri depending on whether it is a court or arbitration case), irrespective of whether the dispute is based on a contractual or delictual claim. The focus of this paper will be contractual claims between the parties to an international contract. Moreover, the paper will approach the topic from the angle of Danish law.

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Denmark International Energy December 2014 Vol. 8, No. 29, Autumn 2014

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Andreas Schonbeck graduated from University of Copenhagen, School of Law, in 2009, after which he joined the Group Legal department in the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems. He was admitted to the Danish bar in 2012. In his current posi

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Vestas Wind Systems is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. The company was founded in 1898 as a blacksmith shop in western Denmark, and it started producing wind turbines in 1979, and has since gained a market-leading posi

Denmark International Energy December 2014 Vol. 8, No. 29, Autumn 2014
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