The Application of Brussels I (recast) in the Legal Practice of EU Member States

May 1, 2016 - Oct 31, 2018

Project description

This project assesses the application of Regulation 1215/2012 (Brussels I recast) on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, which became applicable on 10 January 2015, by the national legal orders.

Regulation 1215/2012 introduces a number of important changes in comparison to Regulation 44/2001. This project will focus on four main novelties: 1) the application of jurisdiction rules vis-à-vis third country defendants (in particular in regard of consumer and employment contracts); 2) the application of the choice of forum rule; 3) the application of the lis pendens rules; 4) the functioning of the enforcement rules, abolishing exequatur (including judgments granting provisional and protective measures). The general problem the project seeks to investigate is the functioning of new EU PIL legislation in the legal practice of the national legal orders and factors that contribute to successful implementation.

This research is conducted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam. The project is funded by the European Commission, DG Justice.