There is a short note in the new issue of the New Law Journal by Stephen Turner (Beachcroft LLP) entitled "Rome II – all change?" The abstract reads:
Considers the UK law as it applies to torts committed overseas, with reference to the House of Lords ruling in Harding v Wealands, where a road traffic accident had occurred in Australia. Examines the provisions of the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 on how to deal with international disputes and how the provisions of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II) will change how the appropriate jurisdiction is determined, considering if any exception should be made for product liability claims.
Ref: New Law Journal N.L.J. (2006) Vol.156 No.7247 Pages 1666-1667. Available on Lawtel.