English Vs. US Law: Choose Your Words Carefully

Law360, New York (November 15, 2012, 1:47 PM EST) -- The choice of governing law for a contract between parties from different jurisdictions is a vital decision. This is particularly true where differences between the laws are subtle: the potential for dramatically different outcomes exists even between legal regimes as closely related as those of the various states of the United States and England and Wales. Parties should therefore undertake careful analysis to ensure their intentions are maintained.

One key difference between U.S. and English law that can cause unintended results relates to word choice and...
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