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European Private International Law of Obligations, The
European Private International Law of Obligations, The
4th Edition
Practice Area:  European & EU Law
ISBN:  9780414034327
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  12 Dec 2014
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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The new 4th Edition of The European Private International Law of Obligations provides unrivalled analysis of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations and their practical implications, helping practitioners interpret them since they came into force in 2009. It supplies expert commentary on the scope, principles and application of Rome I, governing the construction of contracts, and the rules governing non-contractual obligations under Rome II.

  • Takes practitioners step by step through the Rome Regulations
  • Explains the terms and concepts used in the Regulations
  • Provides warnings of problems that can arise and suggests answers to problems of interpretation
  • Discusses contracts of carriage, consumer contracts, insurance contracts, employment contracts, mandatory rules and ordre public, showing how Rome I applies to each
  • Covers the rules governing non-contractual obligations under Rome II, including product liability, liability for breach of competition rules, intellectual property, industrial action, environmental damage, unjust enrichment, negotiorum gestio and culpa in contrahendo
  • Puts the Regulations into their historical context, aiding their correct interpretation
  • Covers the implementation of the Regulations in the UK, recent European Court of Justice cases concerning other EC private international law instruments, and new decisions of the English courts

Part One: Common principles

Part Two: Contract

Part Three: The Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations


"Valuable for any practitioner who is engaged in any kind of transnational work, whether litigous or not" - European Competition Law Review
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