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Report on the Application of the Brussels I Regulation in England and Wales

The Institute has contributed to a Study commissioned by the European Commission on the application of the Regulation 44/2001/EC (the 'Brussels I Regulation') on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgment in civil and commercial matters in the 25 EU Member States. The Commission is to report later in 2006 on the functioning of the Regulation (in accordance with Article 73 of the Regulation) to the European Parliament, the Council and the Economic and Social Committee.

The overall study, which comprises 25 national reports, has been coordinated by the Institute for Private International Law in Heidelberg. It is intended to result in a report for the Commission on the application and future improvement of the Regulation. The specific objective of the study is to conduct an empirical analysis of the application of the Regulation to date.

During a successful conference in Heidelberg on 17-19 July Jacob van de Velden presented the report for England and Wales on behalf of the Institute. The report on the application of the Regulation in Scotland was prepared by Professor Paul Beaumont, Professor of EU and Private International Law at Aberdeen University, who is also an advisor of the Institute.

Study Report

Members of the Institute can access the final report for this Study by clicking here. for more information on this initiative please contact Jacob van de Velden.

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