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Part I Introductory Topics, 1 Background

From: The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations

Andrew Dickinson

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 May 2022

Rome Convention — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Applicable law — Interpretation and trade practices — Damages — Scope of the law applicable under the Rome II Regulation — Tort/delict — Applicable law to non-contractual obligations — Unjust enrichment — Unfair competition — Environmental damage — Industrial action — Product liability — Public policy and non-contractual obligations — Non-contractual obligations — Scope of applicable law — Contractual obligations
1.01 The EC Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II)1 was adopted on 11 July 2007 and will apply2 from 11 January 2009.3 When, in September 1967, the Belgian permanent representative to the EEC, Joseph van der Meulen, wrote to the Commission urging it to consider possible measures to unify conflict of law rules in the (then) six Member States,4 he can scarcely have foreseen that his letter would trigger a diplomatic and legislative process stretching over thirty years and resulting in a legislative instrument re-writing private...
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