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THE ROME III REGULATION

A Commentary on the Law Applicable to Divorce and Legal Separation

SABINE CORNELOUP

This comprehensive Commentary provides an in-depth, article-by-article analysis of the Rome III Regulation, the uniform rules adopted by the EU to determine the law applicable to cross-border divorce and legal separation. Written by a team of renowned experts, private international law scholars and practitioners alike will find this Commentary an incisive and useful point of reference.
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CONTENTS

Extended contents

List of contributors

Table of cases

Table of legislation

Introduction

Sabine Corneloup

CHAPTER I:   SCOPE, RELATION WITH REGULATION (EC) No 2201/2003, DEFINITIONS AND UNIVERSAL APPLICATION

Article 1 Scope

Susanne Lilian Gössl and Jinske Verhellen

Article 2 Relation with Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003

Sabine Corneloup

Article 3 Definitions

Petra Hammje

Article 4 Universal application

Fabienne Jault-Seseke

CHAPTER II:   UNIFORM RULES ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO DIVORCE AND LEGAL SEPARATION

Article 5 Choice of applicable law by the parties

Cristina González Beilfuss

Article 6 Consent and material validity

Natalie Joubert

Article 7 Formal validity

Alexandre Boiché

Article 8 Applicable law in the absence of a choice by the parties

Pietro Franzina

Article 9 Conversion of legal separation into divorce

Laura Carpaneto

Article 10 Application of the law of the forum

Bettina Heiderhoff

Article 11 Exclusion of renvoi

Stefano Dominelli

Article 12 Public policy

Bettina Heiderhoff

Article 13 Differences in national law

Christelle Chalas

Article 14 States with two or more legal systems – territorial conflicts of laws

Caroline Sophie Rupp

Article 15 States with two or more legal systems – inter-personal conflicts of laws

Caroline Sophie Rupp

Article 16 Non-application of this Regulation to internal conflicts of laws

Caroline Sophie Rupp

CHAPTER III:   OTHER PROVISIONS

Article 17 Information to be provided by participating Member States

Alexandre Boiché

Article 18 Transitional provisions

Cristina González Beilfuss

Article 19 Relationship with existing international conventions

Thalia Kruger

Article 20 Review clause

Sabine Corneloup

CHAPTER IV:   FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 21 Entry into force and date of application

Sabine Corneloup

Index