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Call for papers – The European Legal Forum

Since 2000, the European Legal Forum informs about developments in various areas of the European ius commune. Special emphasis is placed on private international law, European and international civil procedure, family law and successions. The EuLF is directed at an international readership and provides researchers and legal practitioners with in-depth information on current developments in […]

Series of seminars on Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe – Jean Monnet Module – Università degli Studi – Milan

From March 3 to May 13, 2021, the University of Milan will host a series of webinars dealing with cross-border civil and commercial litigation in Europe, as part of the three-year project funded by the European Union and named “Jean Monnet Module on Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe“. The cycle of seminars will be […]

Milan Investment Arbitration Week: 15-20 February 2021

From 15 to 20 February 2021, Università degli Studi di Milano and the European Court of Arbitration, in cooperation with the Law Firms BonelliErede and DLA Piper Italy, organize the first edition of the “Milan Investment Arbitration Week” (MIAW), a series of different events (conferences, round-table debates, legal competitions), held in streaming and related to international investment law […]

New York Convention applies to the recognition and enforcement of Basketball Arbitral Tribunal awards

It has been widely supported in legal scholarship that arbitral awards issued by the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal may be recognized and declared enforceable by virtue of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. A recent judgment rendered by the Thessaloniki Court of first Instance examined a pertinent application, […]

No reciprocity for Swiss and German judgments in Jordan

Two recent rulings of the Supreme Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan refused recognition and enforcement of  German and Swiss judgments on maintenance on grounds of no reciprocity. I. First case: No reciprocity with Germany The facts The applicant was the wife of the respondent, both Jordanian nationals. She filed several applications before German […]

No execution of a Baltimore expired money judgment, even if previously given full faith and credit in Greece

Creditors in international business transactions need to follow a three step plan in order to secure the satisfaction of their claims: Secure an enforceable judgment in their jurisdiction; declare the latter enforceable in the country of the judgment debtor; and proceed swiftly or at least timely to execution measures. Practice shows that the problems are […]

Commission publishes a revised notice to stakeholders in the field of civil justice and private international law in view of UK’s withdrawal from the EU

The DIRECTORATE-GENERAL JUSTICE AND CONSUMERS of the Commission has recently published a further notice on the EU-Brexit saga in the field of civil justice and private international law. The notice covers core aspects, such as international jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement, specific European procedures (EPO, ESCP), judicial cooperation instruments (Service and Evidence Regulations), insolvency, […]