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The (recast) Brussels I Regulation applies!

12 June 2015

Since 10 January 2015, the (recast) Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters applies (Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012). It replaces the current version of the Brussels I Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 44/2001).

Content Overview

  • Exequatur proceedings abolished.
  • Provisions to prevent abusive "torpedo actions".
  • Rules for avoidance of parallel proceed-ings relating to non-EU states.
  • Introduction of general place of jurisdiction for European consumers.
  • Precision of scope of application.
  • Arbitral matters remain outside the scope of application.
  • Recast Regulation applies from 10 January 2015.

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