Joshua Munro unravels the principles governing jurisdiction and applicable law in EU member states
Jurisdiction rules and applicable law within the EU have evolved considerably from the original Brussels and Rome Conventions. Regulations have consolidated the case law of the European Court of Justice and further rules are being proposed which would further harmonise conflicts of laws with the EU. But for practitioners, determining the correct jurisdiction and the law applicable to a cross-border EU dispute remains a tricky question.
Council Regulation EC 44/2001: the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Regulation The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Regulation (The Judgments Regulation) is incorporated into domestic law by the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 as amended by the Civil J...