The Brussels I Review Proposal Uncovered
Edited by: Eva Lein
The Brussels I Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 - on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters - is one of the most important instruments of European private international law. Despite its overall success, some shortcomings have been perceived during the first ten years of application and have prompted the drafting of a Review Proposal by the European Commission. The Proposal addresses issues, such as the relationship between the Regulation and arbitration, the compatibility of its provisions with the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, and the extension of the Brussels I rules on jurisdiction to third State defendants. These issues and more are analyzed and debated in this book by academics and practitioners from various Member States and institutions, including the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the European Group for Private International Law (EGPIL). Their insightful commentary on the Commission's plans for amendment of the Brussels I Regulation is an excellent resource for anyone dealing with issues of cross-border civil litigation.
Publication Date: 8/5/2012