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32 Introduction

| Commentary

3: THE BRUSSELS-LUGANO REGIME

32 Introduction

The Brussels-Lugano Regime consists, predominantly of, the following instruments which have force of law: Brussels I Regulation (Regulation 44/2001)1, the 1968 Brussels Convention (as amended)2 and the 2007 Lugano Regulation. The zone of countries within this regime consists of the European Union Member States3 and Iceland, Finland Norway, Denmark and Switzerland (the remaining Lugano Convention members). The material scope of the Brussels-Lugano regime is all ‘civil and commercial’4 matters and banking disputes ordinarily fall within that scope. Amongst the express exclusions from the Convention are administrative matters, bankruptcy proceedings and arbitration5. Thus if a customer

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