Most of international companies export abroad and has therefore to face the question about which conutry's law has to be applied to an international contract. Often companies do not worry about it and the consequence is that they lose much money in business activities because they of bad or missing contractual wording.
The general rule is that if a contract involves several countries (for example commercial partner or deliveries abroad), all laws of the involved countries might theoretically be applied. However, Labour law offers many possibilities to fix previously the applicable law with appropriate contractual wording. Moreover, the parties can decide where possible disputes have to take place (even if nobody thinks about it while signing a contract!). The place might be an ordinary court or an arbitral court. All these details should be attentively considered.
Exporting companies also have regular contact to the foreign law. A different language can also cause problems. We offer our consultancy even in this matter thanks to our collaboration network in the involved country. We can let you get in touch directly with our colleague or remain your contact person. For every real situation we will decide together with you the best way to proceed.