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Scholarly writings on the new Rome II Regulation have continued to pour in from all Member States, and the ECJ’s recent case law on other civil justice instruments (particularly the Brussels I Regulation) has also addressed issues of relevance to Rome II.  For the time being, national courts have had little opportunity to consider the Rome II Regulation, but that will no doubt soon change. Andrew Dickinson’s monograph – The Rome II Regulation – The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations – was published on 18th December 2008, and will undoubtedly be a source of valuable guidance for practitioners and academics for some time to come. To ensure that it remains up to date, however, Andrew Dickinson has committed to publishing supplements to the work. The first supplement, which runs to some 54 pages, is available on the companion website to the book and can be downloaded from here (PDF). I would urge all those interested in Rome II to take advantage of it.

It will, following from the above, come as no surprise that I am delighted to announce that Andrew will be joining the Conflict of Laws .net team as a Consultant Editor, posting primarily on developments in European civil and commercial matters. A short biography appears below, and I am sure everyone who uses this site will be pleased that he will be contributing to the website on a regular basis.

Biography

Andrew Dickinson is a solicitor advocate (qualified 1997; higher rights 2002), consultant to Clifford Chance LLP and visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Andrew is a member of the North Committee (the Ministry of Justice’s advisory committee on private international law) and of the editorial board of the Journal of Private International Law.  He has recently joined the editorial team of Dicey, Morris and Collins on the Conflict of Laws.

Andrew’s main area of legal practice and research interest is private international law, but his practice also covers civil litigation, commercial and banking law and public international law. He is the author of The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (OUP, 2008) (romeii.eu), co-author of State Immunity: Selected Materials and Commentary (OUP, 2004) and an editor of the International Commercial Litigation Handbook (LexisNexis, 2006).  His published papers include “European Private International Law: Embracing New Horizons or Mourning the Past? ” (2005) 1 J Priv Int L 197 and “Third Country Mandatory Rules in the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu?” (2007) 3 J Priv Int L 53.

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