Dalhousie Law Journal


forum selection, choice of law, arbitration clauses, offshore, contracts, United States, Admiralty Law, oil, gas


Forum selection, choice of law and arbitration clauses are of great significance in offshore contracts, where disputes may arise in locations far removed from the fora identified in those contracts. In this article, the author provides an examination of the enforceability of these clauses in the United States, together with an explanation of the operation of the doctrine of forum non conveniens in that country.