The court will assume that by expressly choosing English law in a contract, the parties were indicating at least a preference to litigate in England: ‘The choice of the applicable law is, clearly, not so strong a feature as a choice of jurisdiction clause, but it may be, and in this case is, I think a strong indication of an expectation that England will be the forum for the trial of the parties’ disputes . . ‘
Unreported, 14 December 2001
England and Wales
Cited – Sawyer v Atari Interactive Inc ChD 1-Nov-2005
The claimant owned the copyright in several successful computer games. He had granted licenses for the use of the software, which licences were assigned to the defendants. Disputes arose as to the calculation of royalty payments, and the claimant . .
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 23 February 2021; Ref: scu.237257