Ancel and Cuniberti on One Sided Jurisdiction Clauses

by Gilles Cuniberti on March 11, 2013

Pascal Ancel and I (University of Luxembourg) have posted One Sided Jurisdiction Clauses - a Casenote on Rothschild on SSRN.
This is a short casenote of the decision of the French Supreme Court of September 26th, 2012, which found that one-sided jurisdiction clauses are void for being binding on one party only, and are thus contrary to the purpose of Article 23 of the Brussels I Regulation. The first part of the note discusses the private international law aspects of the case. The second part discusses the application of the francophone doctrine of potestativite in the context of jurisdiction clauses. Note: downloadable document is in French.


Ralf March 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Richard Fetiman commented on the same judgments in the newest issue of the Cambridge Law Journal; see

Henry Smith March 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Does anyone have a copy of the Bulgarian judgment which follows Rothschild, even in Bulgarian?

Polina Pavlova March 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

The full text (in Bulgarian) of the judgment of the Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation from September 2nd, 2011 can be found at

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