Cross-border litigation: a changing landscape

Join us on Thursday 12 March for a discussion on the changing landscape in relation to cross border litigation.

On 10 January 2015, the Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast) (known as “Brussels Regulation Recast”) came into force and replaced the so-called and famous “Brussels I Regulation” (Regulation (EU) No 44/2001) impacting among others the rules applicable in relation to jurisdiction clauses in contracts and enforcement of judgment rendered in other EU Member States in Luxembourg.

As of 18 January 2017, the Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters (known as the “EAPO Regulation”) will apply to the participating Member States (including Luxembourg) and will profoundly modify the currently existing tools to secure (“freeze”) monies held by a debtor in bank accounts in participating Member States.

On 10 October 2014,  the European Union ratified the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (known as the “Choice of Court Convention”). This international instrument aims at ensuring the effectiveness of choice of court agreements (i.e. jurisdiction clauses) between parties to international civil and commercial transactions and facilitating the recognition and enforcement of judgments given by a court of a contracting state designated in an exclusive choice of court agreement.

Parties implicated in cross-border transactions - and thus potential cross-border litigation - ought to be aware of those major changes in the current landscape of private international law in Luxembourg and in Europe.

Besides, these modifications will have a concrete impact on the day-to-day work of the legal departments of all actors active internationally or having an international clientele who will have to review and potentially adapt their contracts, terms and conditions and internal procedures.


  • Anne Lambé, Counsel, Head of the Litigation Department
  • Thomas Berger, Senior Associate

The seminar will be conducted in English. Breafkast will be served.

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