On March 8-9, 2012, the Academy of European Law will host a conference on New Legislative Proposals on Cross-Border Litigation in Trier. The conference will analyse the most important recent EU initiatives in the field of civil procedure: Brussels I, ADR & ODR, Collective Redress and Freezing of Bank Accounts. Brussels I Recast of the Brussels I Regulation: state of play European Commission: Karen Vandekerckhove Danish EU Presidency: Jens Kruse Mikkelsen Analysis of the most topical issues Stefania Bariatti Collective Redress Brussels I and collective redress Mihail Danov Hands-on experience with mass claims Alexander Layton A coherent approach to European collective redress Ianika Tzankova ADR and ODR What member states, consumers and business need to do to establish effective ADR systems Christopher Hodges What changes does the Directive on ADR bring? How will the new EU-wide ODR platform work in practice? Sebastian Bohr ADR & ODR: a win-win solution for consumers and business alike? Fatma Sahin ADR and the rule of law: a critical approach Joachim Zekoll EU Wide Freezing of Bank Accounts The Draft Regulation Creating a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) Marieke van Hooijdonk What protection does the debtor receive? Gilles Cuniberti Assessment of the proposal Burkhard Hess The Common Law Perspective Helen McCarty Panel discussion: Who pays the costs? What will be the next steps? Introduction by Jérôme Carriat The full programme can be found here.