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The Interconnection of the EU Regulations Brussels I Recast and Rome I - Jurisdiction and Law
Series: Short Studies in Private International Law

March 2020 Author: Christoph Schmon , legal expert in the fields of Private International Law, Consumer Law, and Digital Rights



  • Published: March 2020
  • Pages: VIII+130
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer
  • ISBN: 978-94-6265-366-5
  • E-ISBN: 978-94-6265-367-2

This book deals with the interconnection between the Brussels I Recast and Rome I Regulations and addresses the question of uniform interpretation. A consistent understanding of scope and provisions is suggested by the preamble of the Rome I Regulation. Without doubt, it is fair to presume that the same terms bear the same meaning throughout the Regulations.

The author takes a closer look at the Regulations’ systems, guiding principles, and their balance of flexibility and legal certainty. He starts from the premise that such analysis should prove particularly rewarding as both legal acts have their specific DNA: The Brussels I Recast Regulation has a procedural focus when it governs the allocation of jurisdiction and the free circulation of judgments. The multilateral rules under the Rome I Regulation, by contrast, are animated by conflict of laws methods and focus on the delimitation of legal systems.

This fourth volume in the Short Studies in Private International Law Series is primarily aimed at legal academics in private international law and advanced students. But it should also prove an intriguing read for legal practitioners in international litigation.

Christoph Schmon is a legal expert in the fields of Private International Law, Consumer Law, and Digital Rights. After serving in research positions at academic institutes in Vienna and London, he focused on EU policy and law making. He is appointed expert of advisory groups to the EU Commission.

Specific to this book:

  • Analyses the interrelationship of the key instruments of EU international contract law
  • Explains the impact of the Europeanisation of private international law
  • Contains a thorough analysis of key issues common to both Regulations, for instance the understanding of consumer contracts.