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The UK is no longer bound by the Rome Convention, as a matter of international law, having left the EU. However, the substantive rules continue to apply in some cases, ie if the contract was entered into between 1 April 1991 and 16 December 2009 and meets the criteria required under the act. Consequently, the substantive rules have been retained in the C(AL)A 1990 but they are subject to amendments set out in The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non–Contractual Obligations (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/834. For guidance on the current position, see Practice Note: Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990—application and interpretation.
This Practice Note introduces the Rome (EC) Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations 1980 (the Rome Convention). It sets out the signatories, its implementation in the UK and the reservations applied. Guidance on interpretation is provided; including consumer and employment contracts.
To determine whether the applicable law regime under the convention applies, or whether some other regime applies, see Practice Note: Understanding applicable law—a guide for dispute resolution practitioners.
The Rome Convention came into force on 1 April 1991. Article 17 provides that all contracts entered into after the operative date, ie 1
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)). No gain or loss need actually be made, and no deception need operate on the mind of the
Sale of treasury sharesA limited company may hold, or deal with, shares in itself, if certain conditions set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) are met. Those shares are held in treasury and referred to as the company's treasury shares.The treasury shares regime is set out in CA 2006, ss
Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further information, see: Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus)
Stay of proceedings—when can you apply to stay a claim?This Practice Note considers the question of when court proceedings can be stayed. It identifies scenarios in which a party may apply for a stay of proceedings, including to allow for: a jurisdictional challenge; arbitration; an attempt to
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