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Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations

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Treaty number 000651
Date of conclusion 19-06-1980
Place of conclusion Rome
Provisional application
Entry into force 01-04-1991
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
Parliamentary paper
Approval act 1991, 53
Consolidated text 0003771

Comment

Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) was adopted on 17 June 2008 in Strasbourg. In accordance with article 24 and article 29, the Regulation replaces the present Convention in the Member States as of 17 December 2009, except in respect of the territories of the Member States which fall within the territorial scope of that Convention and to which this Regulation does not apply in accordance with article 355 (new) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. As far as the Kingdom of the Netherlands is concerned, the Convention has been terminated for the Netherlands (the European part) on 17 December 2009. The Convention remains applicable to the Netherlands (the Caribbean Part), Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Koninkrijksdeel Provisional
application
Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands (in Europe) 01-09-1991
Netherlands (Bonaire) 10-10-2010
Netherlands (Sint Eustatius) 10-10-2010
Netherlands (Saba) 10-10-2010
Aruba 01-08-1993
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

PartiesParties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature RatificationS=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification A=Accession Su=Succession NK=Not Known Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Belgium 19-06-1980 31-07-1987 (R) 01-04-1991
Bulgaria 08-11-2007 (A) 15-01-2008
Denmark 10-03-1981 07-01-1986 (R) 01-04-1991
France 19-06-1980 10-11-1983 (R) 01-04-1991
Germany 19-06-1980 08-01-1987 (R) 01-04-1991
Ireland 19-06-1980 29-10-1991 (R) 01-01-1992
Italy 19-06-1980 25-06-1985 (R) 01-04-1991
Luxembourg 19-06-1980 01-10-1986 (R) 01-04-1991
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 19-06-1980 21-06-1991 (R) 01-09-1991
Romania 08-11-2007 (A) 15-01-2008
United Kingdom 07-12-1981 29-01-1991 (R) 01-04-1991

Extensions

Denmark

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Faroes 01-09-1986

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Gibraltar 18-07-1994

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Convention on the accession of the Hellenic Republic to the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations 10-04-1984 Luxemburg
First Protocol on the Interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Communities of the Convention of the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980 19-12-1988 Brussel
Second Protocol conferring on the Court of Justice of the European Communities certain powers to interpret the Convention on the Law applicable to contractual obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980 19-12-1988 Brussel
Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic to the Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980 18-05-1992 Funchal
Convention on the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980, and to the First and Second Protocols on its interpretation by the Court of Justice 29-11-1996 Brussel
Convention on the Accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980, and to the First and Second Protocols on its interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Communities 14-04-2005 Luxemburg
Council Decision of 8 November 2007 concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and of Romania to the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980 08-11-2007 Brussel
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