"Rome I" on contractual obligations

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Proposal COM (2005) 650, 15 Dec. 2005
Background replaces Rome I Convention of 1980 on choice of law in contract as regards future contracts
Legal base Article 61(c) EC
Flexibility UK opted out; Ireland opted in; Denmark cannot participate; UK announced intention to opt in after adoption, July 2008; Commission opinion on UK participation (COM (2008) 730, 7 Nov. 2008) ; Commission decision on UK participation (OJ 2009 L 10/22): 2009/26/EC
EP committee vote in favour of Dimitrescu report (A6-0450/2007), 20 Nov. 2007; plenary vote 29 Nov. 2007; first-reading deal with Council
Council aspects agreed by April 2007 JHA Council; Dec. 2007 JHA Council agreed on first-reading deal; adopted by 6 June 2008 JHA Council; Regulation
Application date applies to contracts concluded after 17 Dec. 2009 (Art. 28)


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