For Fla. Courts, Forum Selection Clause May Not Be Enough

Law360, New York (September 3, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT) -- You represent a Brazilian corporation that is entering into a joint venture with a Colombian concern. The joint venture relates to the development of a multimillion dollar wind farm in northeastern Brazil. You are finalizing the agreement and now it is time to select a judicial forum to hear any eventual disputes arising out of the joint venture. Your respective clients have informed you and your counterpart that neither Brazil nor Colombia is an option, so you and your colleague agree to designate the courts located in Miami as the fora where any dispute under the joint venture agreement will be...

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