[Conference] Regulation Brussels Ia: a standard for free circulation of judgments and mutual trust in the European Union (JUDGTRUST)

21 - 22 April 2022
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Institute
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Join us for the final conference of the JUDGTRUST project on the application of BIa Reg on 21-22 April 2022.

The JUDGTRUST conference concludes the three-year project on examining the correct and consistent application of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (BIa Reg or the Regulation; priority code: BRUSSELS Ibis).

The research findings of the project will be presented and the conference will provide an opportunity to share knowledge amongst academics, legal practitioners and legislators on how to achieve a greater consistency among various instruments in order to enhance the legal certainty, predictability and access to justice in cross border legal transactions.

Full programme is available here.

The conference and the resulting publications will address:

  • Interpretation of the revised Regulation.
  • Major difficulties in the application and the interpretation of the BIa Reg by the courts in the EU Member States – comparative view.
  • Consistency within the European private international law system – comparison with the approaches taken in the Regulations (indicated supra, under 1.1) – which lessons can be learnt?
  • Possible solutions – this will present the outcome of the analysis/research (i.e. best solutions for the problems identified modelled along the lines of legal regulation in other legal instruments).

If possible, we would like to accommodate on-site participants at our premises in The Hague, but participation online would be available as well. Please indicate on the registration form whether you are planning to attend in person or online.

The JUDGTRUST conference is organised in partnership with Universität HamburgUniversity of Antwerp and Internationaal Juridisch Instituut.


Dr. Michał Gondek, European Commission
Prof. Dr. Markus Tobias Kotzur, University of Hamburg
Dr. Vesna Lazić, Asser Institute, Utrecht University
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Mr. David Althoff, The Hague Institute of Private International and Foreign Law
Prof. Dr. Louise Ellen Teitz, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hau, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Antonio Leandro, University of Bari
Mr. Michiel de Rooij, Asser Institute
Prof. Dr. Javier Carrascosa González, University of Murcia
Prof. Dr. Pietro Franzina, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan
Prof. Dr. Gilles Cuniberti, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Fieke van Overbeeke, The Hague Institute of Private International and Foreign Law
Dr. Mukarrum Ahmed, University of Lancaster
Prof. Dr. Jachin Van Doninck, Free University Brussels
Prof. Dr. Luis de Lima Pinheiro, University of Lisbon
Ms. Lisette Frohn, The Hague Institute of Private International and Foreign Law
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Añoveros Terradas, University of Barcelona
Dr. Pontian Okoli, University of Stirling
Prof. Dr. Francesca Clara Villata, University of Milan

Prof. Dr. Johan Meeusen, University of Antwerp
Prof. Dr. Marta Pertegás Sender, University of Antwerp
Dr. Vesna Lazić, Asser Institute, Utrecht University
Ms. Lisette Frohn, The Hague Institute of Private International and Foreign Law


JUDGTRUST is coordinated by Vesna Lazic, senior researcher in private international law at the Asser Institute. She is part of the 'Public interest(s) inside/within international and European institutions and their practices' research strand. She has published extensively on international trade law, international commercial arbitration, and European private international law.