Conference on ‘Regulation Brussels I-bis: a standard for free circulation of judgments and mutual trust in the EU’, 21-22 April 2022


The Conference represents the final event of the JUDGTRUST Project, funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union. The objective of the Project is to identify best practices and to provide guidelines in the interpretation and application of Regulation 1215/2012 (BI-bis). The JUDGTRUST Project is coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and carried out in partnership with the University of Hamburg, the University of Antwerp and the Internationaal Juridisch Instituut.

The Conference will host panels on, inter alia, the scope of application, relationship with other instruments, rules on jurisdiction, provisional measures, as well as enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments. Additionally, the key findings from the National Reports of the EU Member States will be presented. It aims to bring together academics, policy makers and legal practitioners. It will take place on 21 – 22 April 2022 at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague.

Further information and a link for registration can be found @ T.M.C. Asser Instituut – Events.

Prof. Dr. Markus Tobias Kotzur, University of Hamburg
Dr. Vesna Lazic, Asser Institute, The Hague; Utrecht University
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Mr. David Althoff, International Legal Institute, The Hague
Prof. Dr. Louise Ellen Teitz, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hau, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Antonio Leandro, University of Bari
Mr. Michiel de Rooij, Asser Institute, The Hague
Prof. Dr. Javier Carrascosa González, University of Murcia
Prof. Dr. Pietro Franzina, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan
Prof. Dr. Gilles Cuniberti, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Fieke van Overbeeke, International Legal Institute, The Hague
Dr. Mukarrum Ahmed, University of Lancaster
Prof. Dr. Jachin Van Doninck, Free University Brussels
Prof. Dr. Luis de Lima Pinheiro, University of Lisbon
Ms. Lisette Frohn, International Legal Institute, The Hague
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Añoveros Terradas, University of Barcelona
Dr. Pontian Okoli, University of Stirling
Prof. Dr. Francesca Clara Villata, University of Milan

Prof. Dr. Johan Meeusen, University of Antwerp
Prof. Dr. Marta Pertegás Sender, University of Antwerp
Dr. Fieke van Overbeeke, International Legal Institute, The Hague
Ms. Lisette Frohn, International Legal Institute, The Hague


JUDGTRUST is coordinated by Vesna Lazic, senior researcher in private international law at the Asser Institute. She is part of the ‘Public interest(s) inside/within international and European institutions and their practices’ research strand. She has published extensively on international trade law, international commercial arbitration, and European private international law.