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Revisiting Rome II: National Developments

Event Details

Time: 17:00-19:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The Rome II Regulation has now been applied before national courts across the EU for several years. Case law covers different areas, and the application of the Regulation has revealed problematic issues such as the delimitation of direct/indirect consequences of a harmful event, the interface of the Regulation with international conventions or the use of the public policy exception.

In this seminar, distinguished practitioners and academics from the UK and abroad will give an update on the application of the Regulation in different national courts. They will consider practical problems with its application and assess the use of foreign law under Rome II.

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  • Professor Marco Bona, MB.O Law
  • Philip Mead, Old Square Chambers
  • Silina Pavlakis, Pavlakis, Moschos & Associates Law Offices
  • Carlos Villacorta, BCV Lex


  • Gerard McDermott QC, Outer Temple Chambers

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Event convened by Dr Eva Lein, Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law and Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law & Director, Product Liability Forum and Tort Law Centre, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

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This event is accredited with 2 CPD hours.

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BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £55
  • Full-time Academic - £35
  • Full-time Student - £20


  • Individual - £95
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £35

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