This Practice Note explains Article 24 of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 (Brussels I (recast)) which gives the courts of an EU Member State exclusive jurisdiction; irrespective of the defendant’s domicile or any contrary party agreement. The Practice Note covers claims involving immovable property (Article 24(1)), a company’s constitution/corporate governance and validity of actions (Article 24(2)), public registry entries (Article 24(3)), IP rights (Article 24(4)) as well as all proceedings involving the enforcement of judgments (Article 24(5)). This Practice Note includes discussion of the application of Article 24 to the UK as a non-EU Member State (or a third state as they are often known) following its departure from the EU (subject to the application of transitional provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement).
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