The 4th edition of the renowned German textbook "Internationales Zivilverfahrensrecht" by Haimo Schack has been published. The textbook attends to the foundations of international civil procedure law and the limits of jurisdiction under international law. In particular it deals with the rules concerning the procedure on the merits as well as the rules on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
The 4th edition includes alterations which arose as a result of the new Brussels II bis Regulation (Regulation 2201/03/EC) and the Regulation on a European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims (Regulation 805/04/EC). Further it encompasses the Council Directive 2002/8/EC of 27 January 2003 to improve access to justice in cross-border disputes by establishing minimum common rules relating to legal aid for such disputes and the proposal for the estblishment of a European payment order procedure and measures to simplify and speed up small claims litigation.