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The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations by Dickinson, Andrew (1st July 2010)

Part IV Freedom of Choice and Common Rules, Conclusion

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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 May 2020

Putting arguments about necessity and treaty basis to one side, the adoption of the Rome II Regulation should be seen as a positive step for private international law in the UK, Europe and globally. Although the structure and content of some of the Regulation’s rules have been criticized in the preceding commentary, the pre-Regulation UK statutory and judge-made rules of applicable law for non-contractual obligations could hardly be said to be a model of clarity or to be satisfactory from a practitioner’s point of view. In terms of legal certainty, the Rome II...
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