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Replies to Green Papers regarding Matrimonial Property and the Attachment of Bank Accounts

As stated on the website of the European Judicial Network, the replies received with regard to the Green Paper on conflict of laws in matters concerning matrimonial property regimes, including the question of jurisdiction and mutual recognition (COM(2006) 400 final) are now available at the EJN’s website.

See with regard to the Green Paper on matrimonial property also our previous posts which can be found here, here and here.

Further, also the replies which have been received with regard to the Green Paper improving the efficiency of the enforcement of judgments in the European Union: The attachment of bank accounts (COM(2006) 618 final) are available at the EJN’s website as well.

You can find further information on the Green Paper on the attachment of bank accounts on our related site.


EP on the Green Paper on the Attachment of Bank Accounts

The European Parliament issued 08/10/2007 its tabled non-legislative report on the Green Paper on improving the efficiency of the enforcement of judgments in the European Union: the attachment of bank accounts (2007/2026(INI)). The report can be read here and here. See our previous posts herehere and here.


Comments on the Commission’s Green Paper on the Attachment of Bank Accounts

The European Commission (DG Freedom, Security and Justice) has published on its website the whole set of contributions (more than 60 papers) received in response to the public consultation launched by the “Green Paper on improving the efficiency of the enforcement of judgments in the European Union: the attachment of bank accounts” (COM(2006) 618 final), released in October 2006 (see our previous posts here, presenting the Green Paper and related documents, and here, on the comments by the Max Planck Working Group).

Contributors include the European Central Bank, governments of the Member States and other national authorities, academics and private parties (banking associations, non-governmental organizations, bar associations, law firms, etc.).


MPI Comments on the Green Paper on the Attachment of Bank Accounts

The Max Planck Working Group has – besides the comments on Rome I (see our older post) – also elaborated “Comments on the European Commission’s Green Paper on Improving the Efficiency of the Enforcement of Judgments in the European Union: The Attachment of Bank Accounts”.

The comments can be found on the MPI’s website and will be published in the European Company and Financial Law Review (issue 2, 2007) in due course.

The Commission’s Green Paper (COM(2006) 618 final) can be found here.


EU Commission Green Paper: Improving the efficiency of the enforcement of judgments in the EU: the attachment of bank accounts

On 24 October 2006, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on "Improving the efficiency of the enforcement of judgements in the European Union: the attachment of bank accounts" (COM(2006) 618 final). The European Commission's newsroom website states:

The problems of cross-border debt recovery is an obstacle to the free circulation of payment orders within the European Union and an impediment for the proper functioning of the Internal Market.


ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu

This report has been prepared by Martina Mantovani, research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg.

On 1st and 2nd December 2016, the Academy of European Law (ERA) hosted, in Trier, the conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”, bringing together a wide range of academics and practitioners to discuss the new scenarios opened by the prospective implementation of the new European Account Preservation Order, which will apply from 18 January 2017.

This post provides an overview of the presentations and of the discussions on the issues raised.



International Reach of French Attachments

Can attachments reach foreign bank accounts? For the French, the answer had always been clearly negative, until the French supreme court for private matters (Cour de cassation) held in a judgment of 14 February 2008 that a French attachment could reach a bank account in Monte Carlo.

Out of reach?

In this case, a creditor had carried out an attachment on the bank account of its debtor, Société Exsymol. The account had been opened at the Monte Carlo branch of French bank BNP Paribas, but the creditor chose to carry out the attachment in Paris. The issue arose as to whether the attachment had reached the Monte Carlo account. The Cour de cassation held that it had.

French saisies attribution

The attachment was a saisie attribution. It is only available to creditors who have enforcement titles such as judgments or arbitral awards declared enforceable. Such attachments purport to transfer the property of the monies from the debtor to the creditor. They thus clearly belong to the enforcement of decisions. They are no freezing orders.


First impressions from Kirchberg on the EAPO Regulation – Opinion of AG Szpunar in Case C-555/18

Written by Carlos Santaló Goris

Carlos Santaló Goris is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Luxembourg. He offers a summary and an analysis of AG Spuznar’s Opinion on the Case C-555/18, K.H.K. v. B.A.C., E.E.K.

I. Introduction

Less than three years after Regulation 655/2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order (“the EAPO Regulation”) entered into force, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) released its first Opinion on this instrument. This regulation established a uniform provisional measure at the European level, which permits creditors the attachment of bank accounts in cross-border pecuniary claims. In many senses, the EAPO regulation represents a huge step forward, particularly in comparison to the ex-ante scenario regarding civil provisional measures in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.  It is no accident that in the first line of the Opinion, AG Szpunar refers to the landmark case Denilauler.  Besides the concrete assessment of the preliminary reference, he found a chance in this case to broadly analyse the EAPO Regulation as such, contextualizing it within the general framework of the Brussels system. (more…)


Swedish Conference on Civil Justice in the EU

On 17-18 October 2013, the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies, the Faculty of Law of Uppsala University and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg will organize a conference in Uppsala: Civil Justice in the EU – Growing and Teething? Questions regarding implementation, practice and the outlook for future policy.

Conference Day 1: October 17th

9.00 Opening of the Conference
Prof. Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Stockholm University, Chairman of the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies

9.15 Keynote Address – The State of the Civil Justice Union
Prof. Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

9.45 Avoiding “Torpedoes” and Forum Shopping
Does the jurisdiction framework work in practice?
What about third country litigants and the EU legal order?
Has the ECJ:s case law added predictability?
Chair Docent Marie Linton, Uppsala University
Prof. Gilles Cuniberti, University of Luxembourg
Prof. Trevor Hartley, London School of Economics
Prof. Michael Hellner, Stockholm University
Deputy director Erik Tiberg, The Government Offices of Sweden

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Are the new rules for consumer ADR and ODR the right approach?
Can mandatory mediation ensure access to justice?
Is further and deeper regulation the way forward?
Chair Prof. Bengt Lindell, Uppsala University
Prof. Antonina Bakardjieva-Engelbrekt, Stockholm University
Dr. Jim Davies, University of Northampton
Dr. Cristina Mariottini, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg