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Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973

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[F123A Private international law application.S

(1)Where the substantive law of a country other than Scotland falls to be applied by a Scottish court as the law governing an obligation, the court shall apply any relevant rules of law of that country relating to the extinction of the obligation or the limitation of time within which proceedings may be brought to enforce the obligation to the exclusion of any corresponding rule of Scots law.

(2)This section shall not apply where it appears to the court that the application of the relevant foreign rule of law would be incompatible with the principles of public policy applied by the court.

(3) This section shall not apply in any case where the application of the corresponding rule of Scots law has extinguished the obligation, or barred the bringing of proceedings prior to the coming into force of the M1 Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1984. ]

[F2(4) This section shall not apply in any case where the law of a country other than Scotland falls to be applied by virtue of any choice of law rule contained in [F3the Rome I Regulation or] the Rome II Regulation. ]

[F2(5)In subsection (4)

[F4(a) “the Rome I Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I), including that Regulation as applied by regulation   4 of the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (conflicts falling within Article   22(2) of Regulation ( EC ) No.   593/2008), and

(b)] “the Rome II Regulation” means Regulation ( EC ) No. 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II ), including that Regulation as applied by regulation 4 of the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (conflicts falling within Article 25(2) of Regulation ( EC ) No. 864/2007 ). ]

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