The Study conducts a legal analysis and assessment of the practical experiences and problems of interpretation in the application of the Rome II Regulation for the period 2010-2020, in order to support the Commission in the future review of the Regulation. It was completed between May 2020 and April 2021.
The study analyses all areas covered by the Rome II Regulation and looks into specific, cutting-edge questions, such as the interaction between the Regulation and cross-border corporate violations of human rights, the potential impact of the development of artificial intelligence, and SLAPPs.
BIICL (in consortium with Civic Consulting ) was selected by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) to conduct the Study supporting the preparation of a report on the application of the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Specific Contract JUST/2019/JCOO/FW/CIVI/0167 - 2020/03).
BIICL's team was led by Prof. Eva Lein, Dr. Sara Migliorini and Constance Bonzé. More than 20 national reporters from across the EU and external highly-regarded experts in the field contributed to the study and carried out intensive desk research on the use of the Regulation in their respective Member States.