Lugano Convention 2007—background and scope

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Lugano Convention 2007—background and scope
  • Definitions
  • Impact of UK’s departure from the EU
  • Background to the Lugano Convention 2007
  • Contracting states to the Lugano Convention 2007
  • Application of convention to new contracting states—transitional provisions (Article 63)
  • Relationship between the application of the Lugano Convention 2007 and the Brussels Regime
  • Relevance of Brussels Regime case law
  • Scope of the convention
  • Civil and commercial matters
  • More...

Lugano Convention 2007—background and scope

This Practice Note considers the general provisions in the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters signed at Lugano on 30 October 2007 (the Lugano Convention 2007). It sets out the background to the convention, when it applies and the contracting states to the Convention. It explains the relevance to understanding the Convention of the case law construing both the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters signed at Brussels on 27 September 1968 (the Brussels Convention) and Regulation (EC) 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Brussels I).

Definitions

  1. Brussels Convention 1968—the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters signed at Brussels on 27 September 1968

  2. Regulation (EC) 44/2001, Brussels I—Regulation (EC) 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

  3. Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast)—Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

  4. Lugano Convention 1988—the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters signed at Lugano on 16 September 1988

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