Lex loci contractus

LEX LOCI CONTRACTUS, contracts. The law of the place where an agreement is made.
     2. Generally, the validity of a contract is to be decided by the law of the place where, the contract is made; if valid, there it is, in general, valid everywhere. Story, Confl. of Laws, Sec. 242, and the cases there cited. And vice versa if void or illegal there, it is generally void everywhere. Id Sec. 243; 2 Kent Com. 457; 4 M. R. 584; 7 M. R. 213; 11 M. R. 730; 12 M. R. 475; 1 N. S. 202; 5 N. S. 585; 6 N. S. 76; 6 L. R. 676; 6 N. S. 631; 4 Blackf. R. 89.
     3. There is an exception to the rule as to the universal validity of contracts. The comity of nations, by virtue of which such contracts derive their force in foreign countries, cannot prevail in cases where it violates the law of our own country, the law of nature, or the law of God. 2 Barn. & Cresw. 448, 471. And a further exception may be mentioned, namely, that no nation will regard or enforce the revenue laws of another country. Cas. Temp. 85, 89, 194.
     4. When the contract is entered into in one place, to be executed in another, there are two loci contractus; the locus celebrate contractus, and the locus solutionis; the former governs in everything which relates to the mode of construing the contract, the meaning to be attached to the expressions, and the nature and validity of the engagement; but the latter governs the performance of the agreement. 8 N. S. 34. Vide 15 Serg. & Rawle 84; 2 Mass. R. 88; 1 Nott & M'Cord, 173; 2 Harr. & Johns. 193, 221; 2 N. H. Rep. 42; 5 Id. 401; 2 John. Cas. 355; 5 Pardes. n. 1482; Bac. Abr. Bail in Civil Causes, B 5; Com. Dig. 545, n.; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 270; 8 Ves. 198; 5 Ves. 750.

Lex beneficialis rei consimili remedium praestat
Lex citius tolerare vult privatum damnum quam publicum malum
Lex de futuro
Lex deficere non potest in justitia exhibenda
Lex dilationes semper exhorret
Lex est ab aeterno
Lex est dictamen rationis
Lex est norma recti
Lex est ratio summa
Lex est sanctio sancta
Lex falcidia
Lex favet doti
Lex fingit ubi subsistit aequitas
Lex fori
Lex intendit vicinum vicini facta scire
Lex judicat de rebus necessario faciendis quasire ipsa factis
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Lex longobardorum
Lex mercatoria
Lex necessitatis est lex temporis
Lex neminem cogit ad vana seu inutilia peragenda
Lex nemini facit injuriam
Lex nil facit frustra
Lex non cogit ad impossibilia
Lex non cogit impossibilia
Lex non curat de minimis
Lex non deficit in justitia exibenda
Lex non intendit aliquid impossibile
Lex non praecipit inutilia
Lex non requirit verificare quod apparet curiae
Lex plus laudatur quando ratione probatur
Lex prospicit
Lex punit mendacium
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