"Renvoi: Throwing (and Catching) the Boomerang – Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd"
Elsabe Schoeman, 2006
The author examines the decision in Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd  HCA 54 with specific reference to the application of renvoi in transnational tort litigation and the application of a (foreign) flexible exception to the lex loci delicti. In regard to both of these matters, the case presented unique problems as a result of inadequate proof of the foreign (Chinese) law concerned. The author submits that renvoi and (foreign) exceptions are not appropriate ways of dealing with a rigid forum choice of law rule for tort.
Nicky Richardson, 1992
The author provides an in-depth discussion and criticism of the Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (1980). The essence of the discussion centres on how the Convention deals with the concept of party autonomy in contractual situations. The author concludes that Article 3 supports party autonomy and clarifies certain related matters, whereas Article 7(1), which relates to mandatory rules, is an ambiguous and uncertain provision. Lastly, it is suggested that the concepts of characteristic performance and mandatory rules should be considered when reforming New Zealand choice of law in contract.
Rina See, 2012
This article provides an in depth analysis of the renvoi doctrine and its potential application in New Zealand. The author argues that the doctrine is best used where it promotes the purpose of the relevant choice of law rule. The doctrine’s possible scope and application is examined against the choice of law rules of several areas of law as they apply in New Zealand. The decision in Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd is then situated within the context of that broader discussion.