Italian conference papers on ‘Rome I’ Proposal


An Italian book has been recently published which collects a number of papers dealing with old and new questions raised by the modernisation of the 1980 Rome Convention and its conversion into a Community regulation (Rome I: see our dedicated page here).

Here’s a short presentation, kindly provided by Pietro Franzina (University of Ferrara), editor of the volume:

Some fourteen papers, covering a wide range of issues relating to the 2005 Commission Proposal for an EC Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I), have just been published by CEDAM under the title “La legge applicabile ai contratti nella proposta di regolamento Roma I” (“The law applicable to contracts according to the Rome I proposed Regulation”), following a conference organised in 2006 by the Faculty of Law of the University of Ferrara.

Opened by an introductory paper by Professor Francesco Salerno (University of Ferrara) and Professor Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo (Catholic University of Milan), the book (in Italian) includes contributions on the following topics:

  • the role of the European Court of Justice and the interpretation of the proposed regulation (Paolo Bertoli, University of Milan);
  • the choice of ‘principles and rules of the substantive law of contract recognised internationally or in the Community’ as the law applicable to contractual obligations (Fabrizio Marrella, University of Venice);
  • the law applicable to contracts in the absence of choice and the relation between the proposed regulation and international conventions bearing uniform rules (Bernardo Cortese, University of Padua);
  • the law applicable to consumer contracts and individual employment contracts (Giuseppina Pizzolante, University of Bari, and Paolo Venturi, University of Siena, respectively);
  • the law applicable to agency (Pietro Franzina, University of Ferrara);
  • ordre public and mandatory rules (Giacomo Biagioni, University of Cagliari);
  • the law applicable to voluntary assignment of rights (with two different papers, by Anna Gardella, Catholic University of Milan, and Antonio Leandro, University of Bari);
  • consequences for the Italian system of Private International Law deriving from the conversion of the Rome Convention into a Community instrument (Fabrizio Marongiu Buonaiuti, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’).

Title: “La legge applicabile ai contratti nella proposta di regolamento Roma I” (P. Franzina, editor). ISBN: 978-88-13-26251-5. Pages: XII-180. Available from CEDAM.