The jurisdiction is vested in Civil Courts at the palce where the Defendant reside or where the cause of action arose. Any agreement contrary to law is null and void.
In case there are two places where the suit can be filed, the parties may exclude any one of them by mutual consent. The Courts having no jurisdiction in the matter cannot be opted by the parties by executing an agreement.
Please refer the following :
1. M/S ANGILE INSULATIONS V/S M/S DAVY ASHMORE INDIA LTD.
2. DHANNA LAL V/S KALAWATI BAI 2003 ALL. C.J. 38