Dublin Up on Rome I


Following the conference to take place at University College Dublin this week, details of a second conference to take place in the Irish capital on the subject of the Rome I Regulation have been announced.  This conference, organised by Trinity College Dublin, is entitled “The Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations: Implications for International Commercial Litigiation” and includes several of the speakers who participated in the organisers’ earlier successful conference on the Rome II Regulation (for the published papers of which, see here).

The programme is as follows:


3:30 Registration
4:00 Professor Christopher Forsyth, “The Rome I Regulation: Uniformity, but at What Price?”
4:30 Connection and coherence between and among European Private International Law Instruments in the Law of Obligations
Dr. Janeen Carruthers, “The Connection of Rome I with Rome II”
Professor Elizabeth Crawford, “The Connection of Rome I with Brussels I”
5:15 Tea / Coffee Break
5:30 Professor Ronald Brand, “Rome I’s Rules on Party Autonomy For Choice of Law: A U.S. Perspective”
6:00 Mr. Adam Rushworth, “Restrictions in Party Choice under Rome I and Rome II”
6:30 Conclusion of the Session


9:15 Dr. Alex Mills, “The relationship between Article 3 and Article 4”
9:45 Professor Dr. Thomas Kadner Graziano, “The Relationship between Rome I and the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods”
10:15 Professor Franco Ferrari, Article 4:Applicable Law in the Absence of Choice”
10:45 Tea / Coffee Break
11:10 Professor Jonathan Harris, “Mandatory Rules and Public Policy”
11.40 Professor Xandra Kramer, “The Interaction between Mandatory EU Laws and Rome I”
12:10 Professor Francisco Garcimartin Aflérez, “Article 6: Consumer Contracts”
12:50 Lunch
1:30 Professor Peter Stone, “Article 7: Insurance Contracts”
2.00 Professor Dr. Jan von Hein, “Article 8: Individual Employment Contracts”
2.30 Dr. Andrew Scott, “Characterization Problems in Employment Disputes”
3.00 Mr Richard Fentiman The Assignment of Debts, Articles 14 and 27: Implications for Debt Wholesalers in the Factoring and Securitisation Industries
3.30 Questions and Discussion
4.00 Conference Ends

Further details and a booking form are available on the TCD website.