The European Commercial Law Observatory (ECLO)

Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement materials

Regulation

  • Consolidated version for reference purposes only of Regulation 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels I) dated 14 May 2010.
    • Reform proposal, discussion and adoption

      • European Commission Press Release dated 14 December 2010 titled European Commission to cut red tape in cross-border court cases for businesses and consumers.
      • European Commission Memo dated 14 December 2010 titled Civil Justice: The Reform of the "Brussels I" Regulation and the European Commission's Green Paper on the Free Circulation of Public Documents: Frequently Asked Questions.
      • Proposal for a Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Recast) dated 14 December 2010.
      • Political guidelines for the future work dated 29 November 2011 as amended agreed during the meeting of the Council on 13 and 14 December 2011 (see also Justice and Home Affairs Council Background Note dated 12 December 2011 page 11).
      • Council Press Release 6 December 2012 Recast of the Brussels I regulation: towards easier and faster circulation of judgments in civil and commercial matters within the EU.
      • Regulation 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast).

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