When negotiating the terms of the contract, make sure that the terms of the contract are clearly defined and agreed upon by all parties. The choice of law or place of jurisdiction is not necessarily binding on a court. Based on an analysis of the laws, procedural rules and public order of the state and court before which the case was filed, a court identified by the clause may determine that it should not exercise jurisdiction, or a court of another jurisdiction or place may determine that the dispute can continue despite the clause.  In the context of this analysis, a court may consider whether the clause meets the formal requirements of the jurisdiction in which the case was filed (in some jurisdictions, a choice of jurisdiction or jurisdiction clause restricts the parties only if the word „exclusively“ is expressly included in the clause). . . .