Ronald Brand Speaks at Trinity College Dublin on Party Autonomy and the Rome I Regulation

Professor Ronald Brand presented a U.S. perspective on the new European Union Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations at a conference on the Regulation held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on October 9-10, 2009. Brand’s presentation focused on concepts of party autonomy and the extent to which EU and US law allow private parties to select the law governing their contractual obligations, including specific attention to the “protective” provisions in the Regulation for consumers. Other speakers at the conference were from throughout Europe. The papers will be published in a book edited by Professor William Binchy and John Ahern of Trinity College School of Law.

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