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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Marie Louise KinslerThe European Commission’s Study on the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations was published at the beginning of October. The study reviews the operation and interpretation of Rome II during the first ten years of its application and includes national reports from experts in each of the Member States of the EU and the United Kingdom.

The Study consists of four main parts:

  • A legal study presenting desk research and national reports covering the 26 Member States and the UK (which was an EU Member State applying the Rome II Regulation during the relevant period covered by this Study).
  • An empirical study, consisting of empirical findings per country which are based on qualitative interviews with selected experts on the Rome II Regulation and on an online survey which was distributed amongst stakeholders with relevant experience.
  • A comparative table summarising the legal issues identified across all Member States.
  • A synthesis report summarising the legal and empirical findings across all Member States.

The study was conducted on behalf of the Commission by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. The Faculty's Marie Louise Kinsler QC was appointed as the National Rapporteur for the United Kingdom and Ireland.