Choice of Court Agreements, Coordination of Proceedings and Provisional Measures in the Reform of the Brussels I Regulation
Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law (RabelsZ), Vol. 75, No. 3, pp. 581-618, July 2011
39 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2011 Last revised: 3 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 28, 2011
In December 2010, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, the Brussels I Regulation. The Commission proposes significant amendments which would considerably change the structure of the Brussels Regulation. In view of these developments in an area which is central for European cooperation in civil matters and the development of European private international law in general, the following paper will give a first assessment of the Commission Proposal. It will focus on the changes proposed for choice of court agreements (II), for coordination of legal proceedings (III), and for provisional measures (IV).
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Keywords: Choice of court, coordination of proceedings, lis pendens, provisional measures, Brussels I, 44/2001, Brussels I Reform, COM(2010) 748, jurisdiction
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