ERA Conference on New Legislative Proposals on Cross-Border Civil Litigation


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


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.