Overriding mandatory provisions in international distribution matters

The electio juris clause, whereby the parties agree on the law applicable to the contract, is one of the most important clauses to be negotiated in an international distribution contract since it will determine the validity of the contract, the obligations of the parties and the termination conditions.
However, the parties should be aware that, notwithstanding their choice of law, some provisions of the country where the obligations of the contract are performed, considered as overriding and mandatory, may apply.

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