Lex loci rei sitae

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Lex loci rei sitae (Latin for "law of the place where the property is situated"), or simply lex situs, is a doctrine which states that the law governing the transfer of title to property is dependent upon, and varies with, the location of the property for the purposes of the conflict of laws. Conflict is the branch of public law regulating all lawsuits involving a "foreign" law element where a difference in result will occur depending on which laws are applied.

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