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Greek Commentary on the ESCP Regulation

The first Commentary on the Small Claims Regulation (861/2007) in Greece has just been published. The volume sheds light on all aspects of cross border small claims litigation within the EU, approaching the topic both from a domestic and an EU-case law viewpoint. The authors are the following: Prof. Arvanitakis (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki): Introduction, Articles […]

Hotel contracts and jurisdiction clauses before Greek courts

Dr Haris P. Meidanis – FCIArb, Meidanis, Seremetakis & Associates Law Firm, Athens, Greece A recent judgment of the Mytilene Court of First Instance raised a very topical issue, related to the acceptance of international jurisdiction by Greek Courts in the case of hotel contracts, nothwistanding the prorogation clause in favour of the court of […]

Expedited settlement of commercial disputes : The Commission’s Response

A Legislative initiative procedure which started nearly a year ago, is coming now to the next level: The European Commission has recently stated its position on the European Parliament non-legislative resolution with recommendations to the Commission on expedited settlement of commercial disputes. The response is featured in a document titled ‘Follow-up to the European Parliament […]

Luxembourg Reports on European Procedural Law published

The two volumes of the Luxembourg Reports on European Procedural Law were published early this month. They are the fruits of an evaluation study of national procedural laws and practices in terms of their impact on the free circulation of judgments and on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU […]

Applicable Law and Jurisdictional Agreement in European Union International Family and Succession Law

Dr. Marlene Brosch (Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law) recently published a book on Choice of Law Agreements and Jurisdictional Agreements in EU International Family Law and Succession Law.   Here is a brief overview provided by the author:   Choice of Law Agreements and […]

Recognition and Enforcement: 30 years from the entry into force of the Brussels Convention in Greece – A practitioner’s account –

I. Introduction It was the 3rd of March 1989, when an announcement was published in the Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, stating that the Brussels Convention would finally enter into force on April 1, 1989. Why finally? Because it took the state nearly a decade after the accession to the EC [1.1.1981] to activate […]