ERA-Conference on Cross-Border Debt Recovery in Legal Practice

The Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on “Cross-Border Debt Recovery in Legal Practice” in Trier, Germany, on February 6 and 7, 2014. The conference is directed at lawyers dealing with civil litigation and dispute resolutions. Detailed information is available on the ERA newsletter and ERA’s website.

The conference programme reads as follows:

Thursday, 6 February 2014

  • 08:45 Arrival and registration
  • 09:10 Welcome
    Angelika Fuchs

Chair: Pavel Simon

I. “BRUSSELS I” AND BEYOND

  • 09:15 Jurisdiction and enforcement under Brussels I: recent CJEU case law
    Gilles Cuniberti
  • 10:00 Discussion
  • 10:15 The recast of the Brussels I Regulation: forthcoming changes and open issues
    Janeen Carruthers
  • 11:00 Discussion
  • 11:15 Coffee break

Chair: Jens Haubold

  • 11:45 Cross-border service of documents & taking of evidence: recent CJEU case law and proposals for reform
    Pavel Simon
  • 12:30 Discussion
  • 12:45 Lunch

Chair: Janeen Carruthers

II. FACILITATING DEBT RECOVERY ACROSS BORDERS

  • 14:00 The European Enforcement Order: recent CJEU and major national case law
    Jens Haubold
  • 14:40 Discussion
  • 14:50 European Order for Payment: a powerful tool in international debt collection
    David Einhaus
  • 15:45 Coffee break
  • 16:00 WORKSHOP
    Hands-on experience with the European Payment Order
    David Einhaus
  • 17:00 Results of the workshop and discussion
  • 17:30 End of the first conference day
  • 18:15 Guided city tour
  • 19:30 Conference dinner

Friday, 7 February 2014

Chair: Remo Caponi

III. IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE

  • 09:00 Collective redress: latest developments after the Commission recommendation
    Ianika Tzankova
    09:40 Discussion
    09:50 Recovery of small claims: new ADR options, conciliation bodies and the European Small Claims Procedure, including its reform
    Xandra Kramer
  • 10:30 Discussion
  • 10:45 Coffee break

Chair: Gilles Cuniberti

IV. FREEZING OF BANK ACCOUNTS

  • 11:15 The European Account Preservation Order (EAPO): upcoming changes
    Richard de Haan
  • 11:45 Round table on the EAPO: Keeping the surprise effect…and protecting the debtor, plus: who carries the costs?
    • Remo Caponi
    • Richard de Haan
    • Xandra Kramer
    • Pavel Simon
  • 13:00 Lunch and end of the conference

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