By Megan Holden

The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.

Most importantly, it gives priority to a court ‘seised’ (i.e. given the claim) under an exclusive jurisdiction clause and gives it the power to continue proceedings that have otherwise been first issued in the court of another EU member state.

With cross-jurisdictional litigation becoming more common for commercial organisations, this article addresses the impact of these changes and offers some practical guidance on how companies can ensure that they do not fall foul of jurisdictional challenges…

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