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Internet Jurisdiction and Choice of Law : Legal Practices in the EU, US and China - Faye Fangfei Wang

Internet Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

Legal Practices in the EU, US and China

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The adoption of electronic commercial transactions has facilitated cross-border trade and business, but the complexity of determining the place of business and other connecting factors in cyberspace has challenged existing private international law. This comparison of the rules of internet jurisdiction and choice of law as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) covers both B2B and B2C contracts in the EU, USA and China. It highlights the achievement of the Rome I Regulation in the EU, evaluates the merits of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement at the international level and gives an insight into the current developments in CIDIP. The in-depth research allows for solutions to be proposed relating to the problems of the legal uncertainty of internet conflict of law and the validity and enforceability of ODR agreements and decisions.

Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Table of Casesp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 3
What are electronic commercial transactions?p. 3
Concepts and featuresp. 3
Benefits: economic and social impactsp. 4
Technical and legal barriersp. 6
What is contemporary private international law?p. 7
Global regimesp. 8
Other regimesp. 10
Jurisdictionp. 15
Jurisdiction in electronic contractingp. 17
Overview of jurisdictionp. 17
Definitions and principlesp. 17
Differences between common law and civil law systemsp. 18
Characteristics of Internet jurisdictionp. 18
Choice of court agreements: the Hague Convention 2005p. 19
Scope: electronic choice of court agreementsp. 21
Definition: exclusive choice of court agreementsp. 22
Core principles: jurisdiction and obligationsp. 23
Signatory, ratification and implementationp. 25
EU rules applied in cyber Jurisdictionp. 35
Overview of the EU jurisdiction rulesp. 35
Choice of court clauses/exclusive jurisdiction agreementsp. 37
General jurisdictionp. 45
Bases of jurisdiction applicable to domiciled defendantsp. 45
Bases of jurisdiction applicable to non-domiciled defendantsp. 47
Special jurisdictionp. 47
B2B Contractsp. 47
B2C/consumer contractsp. 57
Exclusive jurisdictionp. 64
US jurisdiction tests employed in e-contracting disputesp. 65
Overview of the US jurisdiction testsp. 65
General jurisdictionp. 65
Specific jurisdictionp. 66
B2B contractsp. 67
B2C/consumer contractsp. 73
Chinese legislation on jurisdictionp. 79
Jurisdiction clauses/agreementsp. 80
Jurisdiction rulesp. 83
Summaryp. 87
Choice of lawp. 91
Choice of law in electronic contractingp. 93
Development of Internet choice of lawp. 93
International dimensionp. 94
Lex mercatoriap. 96
CISGp. 96
ICC - Incoterms 2000p. 97
Other regionsp. 97
EU Internet choice of law regimep. 100
Overview: the Rome Convention and Rome I Regulationp. 100
Scope and aimsp. 101
The Rome Conventionp. 101
The Rome I Regulationp. 102
The applicable law in cases of choicep. 102
B2B contractsp. 102
B2C/consumer contractsp. 107
The applicable law in the absence of choicep. 108
B2B contractsp. 108
B2C/consumer contractsp. 118
US Internet choice of law rulesp. 123
Overviewp. 123
The applicable law for B2B contractsp. 124
The applicable law in cases of choicep. 124
The applicable law in the absence of choicep. 127
The applicable law for B2C/consumer contractsp. 130
Chinese Internet choice of law approachesp. 133
Party autonomy/freedom of choicep. 133
The applicable law in the absence of choicep. 135
Summaryp. 138
Online dispute resolutionp. 141
Alternative dispute resolution and the Internetp. 143
The movement from ADR to ODRp. 143
The concept of ODRp. 144
ODR practicep. 145
Suitable cases for the usage of ODRp. 145
Global successful examples of ODR servicesp. 148
The legal obstacles and solutions to online arbitration and online mediationp. 156
Legal obstacles to ODRp. 156
Online arbitrationp. 156
Online mediationp. 164
Solutions to legal obstaclesp. 169
The futurep. 177
Conclusion and recommendationp. 179
Future legislative trendsp. 179
Solutions to obstacles in Internet private international lawp. 181
Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels I)p. 189
Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I)p. 218
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780521199339
ISBN-10: 0521199336
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56