Developments jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments across the EU
The remarkable legislation that provides, across the European Union, a harmonised approach to jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments from the courts of EU Member States is often taken for granted. The legislation in question deals with two very broad concepts: which courts should have jurisdiction over disputes (and the related issue of jurisdiction clauses) and how judgments from the courts of one EU Member State should be recognised and enforced in other EU Member States. This article examines some of the legislation that underpins the harmonised approach, and then looks at the proposed reforms currently under consideration. The reforms are still at an early stage in their implementation, and this article is the first in a series looking in detail at some of the changes.
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