Publication: Heidelberg Report on the Application of Regulation Brussels I

The General Report of the Study on the Application of Regulation Brussels I in the (former) 25 Member States (Study JLS/C4/2005/03) has recently been published:

“The Brussels I Regulation 44/2001
Application and Enforcement in the EU”

edited by Burkhard Hess, Thomas Pfeiffer and Peter Schlosser

The study has been conducted under the direction of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess, Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer (both Heidelberg) and Prof. Dr. Peter Schlosser (Munich) on behalf of the European Commission.

The report is based on interviews, statistics and practical research in the files of national courts and includes several recommendations with regard to a future improvement of the Regulation. In particular, the report proposes to delete the arbitration exception in Article 1 No. 2 (d) in order to bring ancillary proceedings relating to arbitration under the scope of the Brussels I Regulation which will be one of the topics discussed at the forthcoming Conference on Arbitration and EC Law taking place in Heidelberg from 5th to 6th December.

The Table of Contents is available here.

More information on the book can be found at the website of Hart Publishing as well as the Beck Verlag.

ISBN: 9781841139012; Sept 2008; 256pp; £66; US$138
Customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World can place orders directly with Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK
Customers in the US can place orders with International Specialised Book Services, Portland, Oregon

See for more information on this study also our previous posts which can be found here , here and here.

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