This book deals with some tenets of the application of the Regulations Rome I and Rome II.
Bearing in mind that both Regulations in question, as the cornerstone of the new European Private International Law, have a wide scope covering most types of cases, the contributions included in this book focus on special issues arising out of their application in the field of maritime law. The main purpose of the book is to examine some of the questions faced by practitioners at the crossing of maritime law and European private international law. The authors examine issues related to transport contracts, insurance contracts, environmental damage and collision of ships. A general overview of both Regulations precedes these contributions, in tribute to the belief that any special issue must be examined in the wider context of the applicable legislative tools.
Although the national perspective cannot be eluded, all texts stick to an inherently comparative approach of the issues the authors are dealing with. To this respect, reference is frequently made to European case law, in particular to judgments already rendered by the European Court of Justice regarding issues of international jurisdiction.