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Part IV The Law of Obligations, 19 Contracts

Paul Torremans

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (15th Edition)

Uglješa Grušić, Christian Heinze, Louise Merrett, Alex Mills, Carmen Otero García-Castrillón, Zheng Sophia Tang, Katarina Trimmings, Lara Walker
Edited By: Paul Torremans, James J. Fawcett

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2024

Contract — Rome Convention — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – traditional rules

This chapter examines the applicable law for contracts. Domestic contract law consists of two very different sorts of rules: the traditional rules and the more modern rules. The concept of mandatory rules only deals with the second class of rules. This chapter first considers the nature of the problem of ascertaining the applicable law with respect to contracts and a number of different solutions that have been tried in different countries to address it. It then discusses the history and purpose of the Rome Convention, as well as its relevant provisions and those of the Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990. It also analyses the Rome I Regulation, the circumstances under which it applies, and how it deals with special contracts. Finally, it looks at the Rome I Regulation's relationship with other provisions of EU law and international conventions.

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