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12 Consumer Contracts

From: The Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations

Michael McParland

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 July 2024

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This chapter explains Article 6 of the Rome I Regulation, which protects consumers engaged in certain cross-border transactions. These protections share a common objective with those found in the partial harmonisation of Member States' domestic laws. They are based on the idea that the consumer is in a weak position vis-à-vis the seller or supplier of goods or services, as regards both his bargaining power and his level of knowledge.

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