This note considers: The Rome I Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations. The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations. It summarises the background to both Regulations, their legislative history and key objectives (including the instruments which preceded their introduction, namely the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations and the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995).
This practice note summarises, from an English law perspective, the key provisions of Regulation 593/2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I). It highlights the main changes from the rules contained in the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations of 1980 (Rome Convention).
This practice note addresses the circumstances in which vicarious liability arises, at common law and under statute. It also looks at the implications of vicarious liability, and the alternative bases for attributing liability where vicarious liability is not applicable.