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The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015

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11.  In relation to an alternative dispute resolution procedure which aims at resolving a dispute by imposing a solution on the consumer, the body ensures that—

(a)in a situation where there is no conflict of laws, the solution imposed by the body does not result in the consumer being deprived of the protection afforded to the consumer by the provisions that cannot be derogated from by agreement by virtue of any enactment;

(b)in a situation involving a conflict of laws—

(i)where the law applicable to the sales contract or service contract is determined in accordance with Article 6(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations(1) the solution imposed by the body does not result in the consumer being deprived of the protection afforded to the consumer by the provisions that cannot be derogated from by virtue of the law of the member State in which the consumer is habitually resident;

(ii)where the law applicable to the sales contract or service contract is determined in accordance with Article 5(1) to (3) of the Rome Convention of 19 June 1980 on the law applicable to contractual obligations(2) the solution imposed by the body does not result in the consumer being deprived of the protection afforded to the consumer by the provisions that cannot be derogated from by virtue of the mandatory rules of the law of the member State in which the consumer is habitually resident.

(1)

OJ No L 177 4.7.2008 p6.

(2)

OJ No L 266 9.10.1980 p1.

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