Rome I and Rome II: a summary

This note considers:

  • The Rome I Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations.
  • The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations.

It summarises the background to both Regulations, their legislative history and key objectives (including the instruments which preceded their introduction, namely the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations and the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995).


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