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Part IV The Law of Obligations, Ch.18 Contracts

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 July 2024

Contract — Rome Convention — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Applicable law — Floating applicable law — Overriding mandatory rules — Jurisdictional agreements and the Brussels Regulation — Insurance contracts — Mandatory provisions and public policy — Consent in choice of law
The problem of ascertaining the applicable law is more perplexing in the case of contracts than in almost any other area. There are three reasons for this. First, there is the diversity of connecting factors that can be raised by the facts of the case: the place where the contract is made; the place of performance; the domicile, nationality or place of business of the parties; the situation of the subject matter and so on. In most areas of private international law the decisive connecting factor on which ascertainment of the applicable law depends is reasonably...
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