Cases, Materials and News on European Civil Procedure

Month: April 2018

Opinion of Advocate General SZPUNAR, 12 April 2018, Neli Valcheva v. Georgios Babanarakis — ‘Brussels II bis Regulation’ — Scope — Right of access — Grandmother requests to access to her grandson — Child’s interest — Jurisdiction of the court

On April 12, 2018, Advocate General Szpunar delivered his opinion in Case C-335/17, concerning jurisdiction in respect of right of access by grandparents to grandchildren under Bruxelles II bis regulation. The case has the following factual backround. Christos was born on 8 April 2002 of the marriage of Ms. Mariana Koleva and Mr. Georgios Babanakaris. […]

Opinion of Advocate General TANCHEV, 10 April 2018, Zurich Insurance plc and Metso Minerals Oy v Abnormal Load Services Limited — Brussels I Regulation — Jurisdiction in matters relating to contracts — Damages — Determination of the place of performance of the obligation — Place where the services were provided or should have been provided in a Multimodal transport

On April 10th, 2018, Advocate General Tanchev delivered his opinion in Case C-88/17, concerning international jurisdiction in respect of a claim for contractual damages under the second indent of Article 5(1)(b) of Brussels I Regulation, in a context entailing the multimodal transport of goods from one Member State to another. Facts of the case ALS […]

Dutch workshop on Cross-Border Enforcement in the EU (IC(2)BE) – Rotterdam, 23 April 2018

From Conflict of Dutch workshop on Cross-Border Enforcement in the EU (“IC(2)BE”) by XANDRA KRAMER on APRIL 16, 2018 On Monday, 23 April 2018, the Erasmus School of Law of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) will host a national workshop that takes place within the framework of the research project “Informed Choices in Cross-Border Enforcement” (IC(2)BE). Funded by […]

Better Redress for Consumers, Effective Enforcement and Greater Cooperation of Public Authorities in a Fair and Safe Single Market – A New Deal for Consumers in the Communication of the European Commission – 11 April 2018

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission has published a Communication addressed to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee (“A New Deal for Consumers”), containing, inter alia, a plan for a better redress for consumers, effective enforcement and greater cooperation of public authorities in a fair and safe single market. […]

ELI-UNIDROIT Joint Project from Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure – Spring Plenary Meeting held in Rome – 9-10 April 2018

 A plenary meeting of the Steering Committee, Co-Reporters and Members of Working Groups and Observers of the ELI-UNIDROIT project on civil procedure took place on 9 and 10 April at UNIDROIT in Rome. The meeting addressed the current working drafts on “Judgements”, “Parties”, and “Lis Pendens and Res Judicata”, as well as the progress of […]

Continued Reform of the European Court of Human Rights Convention System – Better balance, improved Protection – Speech by Mr Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Copenhagen, 11 – 13 April 2018

A high-level conference on the reform of the Convention system was held in Copenhagen on 12 and 13 April 2018, at the initiative of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. A joint Declaration was adopted at the close of the conference. Speech by the President, Mr Guido Raimondi Copenhagen Declaration  More info

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