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Vol 24 No 11 Nov/Dec 2019

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The European Private International Law of Obligations 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414073128
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414034327
To be Published: December 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £245.00

The European Private International Law of Obligations deals with conflict of laws as mediated by European rules and regulations. It provides unrivalled analysis of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations and their practical implications, helping practitioners interpret them since they came into force in 2009.

Between them the Rome Regulations comprise a common set of rules for the choice of law in international private law disputes, whether contractual or non-contractual. Practical knowledge of and guidance on the Regulations is essential for all practitioners involved in commercial transactions that involve European jurisdictions.


  • Takes practitioners step by step through the Rome Regulations
  • Explains the terms and concepts used in the Regulations
  • Provides warnings of problems that can arise and suggests answers to problems of interpretation
  • Discusses contracts of carriage, consumer contracts, insurance contracts, employment contracts, mandatory rules and ordre public, showing how Rome I applies to each
  • Covers the rules governing non-contractual obligations under Rome II, including product liability, liability for breach of competition rules, intellectual property, industrial action, environmental damage, unjust enrichment, negotiorum gestio and culpa in contrahendo
  • Puts the Regulations into their historical context, aiding their correct interpretation
  • Covers the implementation of the Regulations in the UK, recent European Court of Justice cases concerning other EC private international law instruments, and new decisions of the English courts

Contract Law, Conflict of Laws
Part One: Common Principles
Chapter 1: Contexts and Origins
Chapter 2: The Dividing Line between Rome I and Rome II
Chapter 3: The Country Whose Law Is to Be Applied

Part Two: Contract
Chapter 4: Legislative History and Scope of the Rome I Regulation
Chapter 5: Excluded Matters
Chapter 6: Freedom of Choice
Chapter 7: Applicable Law in Default of Choice
Chapter 8: Contracts of Carriage
Chapter 9: Consumer Contracts
Chapter 10: Insurance Contracts
Chapter 11: Employment Contracts
Chapter 12: Mandatory Rules and Ordre Public
Chapter 13: Voluntary Assignment, Subrogation, Multiple Liability and Set-off
Chapter 14: Scope of the Applicable Law, Validity and Proof Introduction
Chapter 15: Final Provisions

Part Three: The Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations
Chapter 16: The Scope of the Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations
Chapter 17: The Rome II Regulation: Legislative History and Scope
Chapter 18: The General Choice of Law Rule for Tort and Delict
Chapter 19: Product Liability
Chapter 20: Competition
Chapter 21: Environmental Damage
Chapter 22: Intellectual Property Rights
Chapter 23: Industrial Action
Chapter 24: Unjust Enrichment
Chapter 25: Negostiorum Gusto
Chapter 26: Culpa in Contrahendo
Chapter 27: Mandatory Rules and Ordre Public
Chapter 28: Direct Actions against Insurers
Chapter 29: Freedom to Choose and Applicable Law