Limitation: Our Country Comparative tool on Disputes+ helps to simply this complex issue

By Louise Lanzkron


Limitation is one of the first questions any dispute resolution lawyer must consider when looking at a potential dispute. The effects of limitation can bar a claim. The law governing the contract often rules the length of any limitation period which can mean that you may have to apply a foreign statute of limitation before a domestic court. Statutes of limitation are usually complex and many countries have issued rules to shorten limitation periods.

Our Country Comparative tool on Disputes+ simplifies this complex area of law allowing you to compare two or more jurisdictions. You can compare different limitation regimes and also different jurisdictions starting points and length of duration before a claim is time barred. A short registration form is required to access the content.

Featured jurisdictions include Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore and Sweden.

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