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Summer Course on Cross-Border Civil Litigation

, 24 June 2019 – 28 June 2019

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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

  • Which court has jurisdiction?
  • Service of documents and taking of evidence
  • Cross-border enforcement of judgments
  • Specific procedures that help to obtain a judgment abroad faster and more easily
  • Freezing monies in bank accounts abroad
  • Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution
  • Civil litigation after Brexit
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.

Social programme

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.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code/lawyers/inhouse counsel
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 24.05.2019
20 % before 26.04.2019

Discounts available
25 % - For 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 registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - For lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40% - For 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.

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Background Documentation
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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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