Concept

Dépeçage

Summary
In law, dépeçage (from the French, meaning "dismemberment") is a concept within the field of conflict of laws whereby different issues within a single case are governed by the laws of different jurisdictions. In common law countries, dépeçage can be used when a single contract provides that different parts of the contract shall be governed by different laws, or in the absence of a contract when a court's own choice-of-law rules cause it to apply different bodies of law to different questions. The concept originated in civil law countries, but has also been adopted in common law countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland pursuant to the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Article 3(1)). In practice, it is relatively rare for a contract to have more than one expressly chosen governing law. Two examples of such situations are:
  • In derivatives transactions governed by International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) standard documentation, it
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