Part I Introductory Topics, 3 Foundations and Scope
- Scope of applicable law — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Termination of agency — Breach of contract — Performance of contract — Applicable law to non-contractual obligations — Scope of the law applicable under the Rome II Regulation — Product liability — Unfair competition — Environmental damage — Industrial action — Public policy and non-contractual obligations — Negotiorum Gestio — Culpa in Contrahendo — Tort/delict — Habitual residence — Territorial Applications — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Jurisdiction under the Brussels II Regulation — Non-contractual obligations — Applicable law — Rome Convention
3.01 The Rome II Regulation has effect in the United Kingdom under s 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972,2 without the need for specific implementing legislation.3 Nevertheless, its provisions must be construed in accordance with the principles and guidelines laid down by the Court of Justice. In particular:4 3.02 Each of these three aspects of the approach to be taken in interpreting the Regulation will be considered in turn. Before embarking on that exercise, the following comment on the approach of the ECJ to the construction of Community legislation is...