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Rome II – Case Law and Controversy

27th September 2010

What is this event about?

This event provides a forum for debate and discussion of the practical problems surrounding the application of the Rome II Regulation. After a brief review of its main features, recent English case law, such as Jacobs v. Motor Insurance Bureau [2010] EWHC 231(QB), Homawoo v GMF Assurance SA [2010] EWHC 1941(QB) and Bacon v Nacional Suiza [2010] EWHC 1941(QB) will be presented along side examples of foreign case law, e.g. of the German Supreme Court.The second panel will highlight selected key issues of current debate, such as the relationship between the Rome II and the Brussels I Regulations, the assessment of damages post Rome II or, notably, the controversial issue of Rome II and defamation. These topics and others will be presented by the speakers and opened up to the floor for reflection.

This event will be followed by a reception

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