Most legal contracts contain standard "boiler plate" clauses buried at the end, one of which says something about choice of law and jurisdiction. Few clients attach much importance to it. The reason for this may be because contracting parties, on the threshold of a new life together, do not want to spoil the wedding day by squabbling over the terms of a pre-nup. The problem is, however, that the consequences of the wrong choice, or no choice, can be quite