- Choice of law clauses — Rome Convention — Rome I Regulation and choice of law
The Rome I Regulation contains rules that specify the ‘applicable law’ for determining the rights and duties of parties to the majority of contractual obligations in civil and commercial matters in situations that involve a conflict of laws. Only the law of ‘a country’ can qualify as an ‘applicable law’ to be applied under any provisions of the Rome I Regulation. This chapter discusses provisions for states with more than one legal system; universal application; the exclusion of renvoi; the use of non-state law; Recitals (13) and (14) to the Regulation; and practical consequences of excluding non-state law.
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