Thursday, 11 June 2009

European Union: Modernising the Lugano Convention

The European Community is about to ratify the Convention replacing the Lugano Convention. The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 10.6.2009 L 147 contains the following relevant headlines:





COUNCIL DECISION 2009/430/EC of 27 November 2008 concerning the conclusion of the Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.



CONVENTION on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (text).



CORRIGENDA Procès-verbal of rectification to the Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, signed at Lugano on 30 October 2007 (Official Journal of the European Union L 339 of 21 December 2007).


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In the light of the parallelism between the Brussels and the Lugano Convention regimes on jurisdiction and on recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, the rules of the Lugano Convention are aligned with the rules of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 in order to achieve the same level of circulation of judgments between the EU Member States and the EFTA States concerned.



Ralf Grahn