Lugano Convention 2007—general provisions in relation to jurisdiction
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  • Lugano Convention 2007—general provisions in relation to jurisdiction
  • Definitions
  • Impact of UK’s departure from the EU
  • The general rule in relation to jurisdiction
  • Multiple defendants
  • Counterclaims
  • Rights in rem in immovable property
  • Exceptions to the general rule
  • Entering an appearance
  • Special jurisdiction
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Lugano Convention 2007—general provisions in relation to jurisdiction

This Practice Note considers the Lugano Convention 2007 and the general rule when dealing with issues of jurisdiction. It then considers the exceptions to that rule.

For an understanding of the scope of the convention, see Practice Note: Lugano Convention 2007—background and scope.

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

  5. Lugano Convention 2007—the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters signed at Lugano on 30 October 2007

  6. contracting state—a state bound by the Lugano Convention 2007 is defined in Article 1(3) of the convention as any state that is a contracting party to that convention in its own right or is an EU Member State

The Lugano Convention 2007 regulates questions of jurisdiction,

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