Marie Louise Kinsler KC and Alistair Mackenzie appear in important Court of Appeal case on applicable law

Posted: 09/08/2018

The Court of Appeal has today handed down an important decision on the distinction between contractual and non-contractual obligations for the purposes of applicable law, clarifying the relationship between the Rome I and Rome II Regulations.

The case concerned whether a particular strict liability obligation found in French law was to be considered under the Rome I or Rome II Regulation. The judgment of the Court of Appeal examines the degree to which a liability must be connected to a contract before it can be considered to be a contractual one.

Marie Louise Kinsler KC and Alistair Mackenzie both acted in the Court of Appeal and at first instance, instructed by Leigh Day.

Please click here for a copy of the judgment.


Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2017

Alistair Mackenzie

Call: 2013


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