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    meaning

    Hi,

    I donīt understand the end of the following sentence. Could you please explain it, if possible?

    The parties shall do their best to settle all the disputes arising out of this contract by mutual negotiations. In case settlement of the dispute cannot be reached in this way, then they are submitted for settlement by the most part of connected country law.

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: meaning

    It doesn't sound complete to me- is there a word missing after 'most'?


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    I donīt know, it is a part of a contract. Could it meand that the dispute will be resolved according to the major part of the county law applicable to the given matter?

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    Shouldn't it be resolved in accordance with all the law of the country that they have agreed upon?


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    #5

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    yes, I think so The sentence is odd...


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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,
    I donīt understand the end of the following sentence. Could you please explain it, if possible?
    The parties shall do their best to settle all the disputes arising out of this contract by mutual negotiations. In case settlement of the dispute cannot be reached in this way, then they are submitted for settlement by the most part of connected country law.
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    I am not 100% sure on this, as I am not a lawyer, but I am around 80% sure that 'the most part of connected law' is a lawyers phrase meaning "following the majority of previous judgements in similar cases".

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    Re: meaning

    That's a logical reading of it, but I cannot find any examples of the phrase- The BNC draws a blank, as does Google. Andrew, have you got any?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That's a logical reading of it, but I cannot find any examples of the phrase- The BNC draws a blank, as does Google. Andrew, have you got any?
    "The most part of connected law" no, but "connected law" yes.

    http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/doc...ddendum_en.pdf

    "the court was unable to find the most closely connected law,"


    http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/new...y_essex_en.pdf

    "the fact that one of the connected laws contains detailed
    rules designed to supplement the terms of a contract of the
    type in question, while another connected law does not;"


    http://www.designertech.co.nz/Portal...Tripp%20v2.pdf

    "helped the client cement their position at the front of connected law practice"


    http://www.consiglionazionaleforense...%20outside.pdf

    "Without chopping away at the roots of connected law in various countries, such a series of rules will provide considerable modern solutions."

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    #9

    Re: meaning

    Given the amount of legal language online, I still tend towards thinking that something is missing in the sentence; otherwise, there would almost certainly be an example somewhere. If this a case law reference, then shouldn't they follow the most relevant case(s), the one(s) closest to the situation they find themselves in?

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