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Summer Course on Civil Litigation in Europe

, 26 June 2023 – 30 June 2023

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This five-day course will provide you with an introduction to the law of cross-border civil litigation within the EU and beyond. The most topical issues are discussed.

This course will provide you with hands-on experience of cross-border debt recovery, the newest Regulations and the recent case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

All relevant instruments in this field will be presented and analysed, by way of both lectures and case studies. You will benefit from daily workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Key topics

  • Jurisdiction and different ways of enforcing judgments abroad
  • Strategic litigation, including SLAPPs
  • Digital justice with a focus on the new rules on service of documents and taking of evidence
  • Applicable law to contracts and torts
  • International business law and human rights
  • Representative actions
  • Climate change litigation

Visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg

Participants in the summer course will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking a thorough introduction to the various instruments of international civil procedure and conflict of laws.
Special fee for judges, prosecutors and court staff: 250 EUR.
Please register using the registration form on the last page of the programme.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code/Lawyers in private practice, In-house counsel, Academics
by 9 June 2023
after 9 June 2023
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
  • 10 % by 09.06.2023
  • 20 % by 26.04.2023
Discounts available
  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.
  • Young lawyers and other groups
    Young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on request); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions.
  • Lawyers in private practice, In-house counsel, Academics
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.


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