This summer course will introduce legal practitioners to the law and practice of cross-border civil litigation within the EU and beyond.
A variety of different EU instruments (including the relevant case law) will be discussed, inter alia the Brussels Ia Regulation, the European Enforcement Order, the (new) European Payment Order and Small Claims Procedure, the European Account Preservation Order, the Regulation on the Service of Documents and Taking of Evidence and Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation and ODR within the EU. Speakers will provide hands-on experience and give hints which procedure to choose in a given situation. They will also address the issue of cross-border civil litigation with the UK after Brexit.
Key topics include
Participants will be able to deepen their knowledge through exercises and daily workshops in which active participation is encouraged.
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking a thorough introduction to the various instruments in EU civil law and the different methods of cross-border debt recovery within the EU and beyond.
After a day's intensive training, enjoy our varied social programme: the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards and a tour of the historic city of Trier.
Visit to the European Court of Justice
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Geert Van Calster, Solicitor, Member of the Belgian Bar; Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Private International Law, KU Leuven
Angelika Fuchs, Head of Section ‘European Private Law’, Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier
Sarah Garvey, Counsel, Allen & Overy, London
Brian Hutchinson, Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister, GBH Dispute Resolution Consultancy; Associate Professor, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin
Jens Kleinschmidt, Professor of Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law, University of Trier
Xandra Kramer, Professor of Private Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam; Professor of Private International Law at Utrecht University; Deputy Judge at the District Court of Rotterdam
Stefanie Spancken, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf
Maarja Torga, Consultant, Supreme Court of Estonia, Tartu
24 Jun 2019 @ 11:00 am
28 Jun 2019 @ 01:00 pm
Duration: 4 days, 2 hours
ERA Congress Centre
Metzer Allee 5