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"Renvoi: Throwing (and Catching) the Boomerang – Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd"

The author examines the decision in Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd [2005] 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.

Author
Elsabe Schoeman
Published in
University of Queensland Law Journal
Year
2006
Volume
25
Pages
203-212

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