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lex fori

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Lex fori (Latin for the laws of a forum) is a legal term used in the conflict of laws used to refer to the laws of the jurisdiction in which a legal action is brought. When a court decides that it should, by reason of the principles of conflict of law, resolve a given legal dispute by reference to the laws of another jurisdiction, the lex causae, the lex fori still govern procedural matters.

Lex fori refers to the law of the forum, which means the law that the Court naturally applies (e.g. Greek court would apply Greek law)

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