16. Governing Law. This Agreement, and, in the event of termination of the Agreement, those paragraphs that survive such termination of the Agreement under paragraph 10, shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. To the extent that the laws of the State of Delaware, or any of the provision of this Agreement, conflict with applicable provisions of the 1940 Act, the latter shall control. Exclusive jurisdiction over any action, suit, or proceeding under, arising out of, or relating to this Agreement shall lie in the federal or state courts within the State of New York, and each party hereby waives any objection it may have at any time to the laying of venue of any such proceedings brought in any such courts, waives any claim that such proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum, and further waives the right to object, with respect to such proceedings, that such court does not have jurisdiction over that party.