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Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the recast of Brussels II bis

Article Date: 29-05-2017
Typology: Articles Tags: child abduction Family marriage

The opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (recast)’ (COM(2016) 411 final — 2016/0190 (CNS)), adopted in January 2017, was recently published in the Official Journal (C 125, 21.4.2017, p. 46): According to this opinion, the EESC welcomes the fact that the Co... [Read All]

ECHR's jurisdiction going towards extension to advisory opinions on legal questions

Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Article Date: 02-10-2013 - Advisory opinions - Convention - ECHR - Fundamental rights - Legal questions Protocol

Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Strasbourg, 2.X.2013 European Court of Human Rights Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) Exp...

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The Citizenship Directive

Directive 2004/38/EC
Article Date: 29-04-2004 - Citizenship Family

DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the t...

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The New Brussels II Regulation or Brussels II bis

Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003
Article Date: 27-11-2003 - Divorce - Family - Marriage annulment Parental responsability

Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, r...

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Estonia, 17th Member State to participate in Rome III

Article Date: 19-12-2016 - Divorce Family

Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1366 of 10 August 2016 confirming the participation of Estonia in enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation was published ove...

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Important updates regarding The Hague Conference

Article Date: 14-11-2016 Family

New contracting states have recently adhered to several important Hague Conventions for European Union States. One should note, in particular, the following.   On 7 September 2016, the Unite...

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International Surrogacy: present situation and future options

Article Date: 10-10-2016 - Family surrogacy

Amalia Rigon and Céline Chateau have recently authored a briefing note for the European Parliament on International Surrogacy (Regulating international surrogacy arrangements - state of play, P...

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Cross-Border Divorce Law: Brussels II Bis

by: Máire Ní Shúilleabháin
Article Date: 12-07-2012 Máire Ní Shúilleabháin

This book examines the divorce aspects of the Brussels II bis Regulation (Regulation 2201/2003). It gives detailed consideration to the new jurisdictional rules and to the likely int...

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Brussels II bis, the recognition of a judgment and jurisdiction on the custody of a child

Article Date: 08-02-2016 - Family Parental responsability

The Court of Justice delivered on 19 November 2015 its judgment in case C‑455/15 PPU, P v Q, which concerns the interpretation of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November...

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International jurisdiction over children’s maintenance allowance

Article Date: 16-11-2015 - Jurisdiction Maintenance

The Court of Justice delivered very recently (16 July 2015) its judgment in the case A v B (C 184/14), which was about the interpretation of Article 3(c) and (d) of the Maintenance Regulation (Coun...

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Rome II and the proof of foreign law in England and Wales

Article Date: 09-11-2015 - Foreigner motor accident

On 3rd July 2015, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered its decision in the case between Lady Christine Brownlie and Four Seasons Holdings Inc. ([2015] EWCA Civ 665), which was about...

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Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
Business Law Case Law
Post Date: 19-06-2017 - Article Date: 19-06-2017
AG Bot delivered on 26 April 2017 his opinion in case C 249/16, Saale Kareda v Stefan Benkö, which is about Article 7.1 Brussels I bis (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... [Read All] - Comments (0)
Contract Law Case Law
Post Date: 16-02-2015 - Article Date: 16-02-2015
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where the parties had entered into a number of agreements with conflicting jurisd... [Read All] - Comments (0)

Annual Conference on European Family Law 2012

Trier, 24 September 2012 – 25 September 2012
Article Date: 24-09-2012 Family

Objective   This year’s conference will provide family lawyers with an analysis of Regulation (EU) 1259/2010 which will apply from 21 June 2012. This so-called “Rome III&rdquo...

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Cross-border divorce and maintenance: jurisdiction and applicable law

Brussels, 26 September 2012 – 28 September 2012
Article Date: 26-09-2012 - Divorce - Jurisdiction Maintenance

There are currently around 16 million international couples in the EU. Inevitably when such families break up, family members often end up living in different countries, a situation which is fraught w...

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Cross-border Successions within the EU

Trier, 22 November 2012 – 23 November 2012
Article Date: 30-07-2012 Family

Cross-border Successions within the EU The new EU-Regulation of June 2012 Trier, 22 November 2012 – 23 November 2012   On 7 June 2012, the Regulation aimed at simplifying the settlement...

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