N°2 / April 2021

The EFFORTS Project in brief

Embracing a practice driven approach, a consortium of experts in international procedural law will analyse the existing legislation and case-law of the 7 targeted Member States (Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg), promote the exchange of practices among operators (at 7 seminars) and collect good practices, with regards to the interaction of EU Regulations on circulation of judicial decisions and national legislation.

The consortium will: pursue clarity by means of 7 Practice Guides on cross-border recovery of claims in the targeted Member States – contribute to the improvement of existing EU and national legislation by drafting Policy recommendations for national and EU policymakers – setting up the EFFORTS Network and a Working Group on the digitalization of enforcement procedures.

Entities that support the Project include: Italian Ministry of Justice, Croatian Ministry of Justice, Lithuanian Ministry of Justice, Lithuanian Chambers of Judicial O cers, EuroCollectNet Lawyers – International Debt Recovery Association, German Federal Bar Association, Milan Bar Association, Working group for international commercial law of the German Lawyer Association, Law – Made in Germany initiative of the German Lawyer Association, IBA Litigation Committee, Italian Association for Family Lawyers

About the Project

The EFFORTS Project started on November 1st, 2020. The kick-off meeting was held shortly afterwards with the appointment of the operative boards. At the end of March, the Bene ciaries submitted the Reports for Collection of national implementing rules. The next scheduled deadline is for the submission of the 7 Reports on national case-law, at the end of August. Stay in touch if you are interested to participate in the National exchange seminars, to take place soon before or soon after the Reports on case-law.

Stakeholders Cross-Border Committee

The EFFORTS Project would be glad to welcome entities that represent law-enforcement-related areas in one or more of the seven national jurisdictions covered. Please do not hesitate to write an e-mail to efforts@unimi.it to make contact with the Project and be redirected to the relevant Beneficiary.

News on international and comparative civil procedural law

1. Case-law

  • Gilles Cuniberti, French Court Rules Brussels I bis Regulation Applies to Liability Claims against Arbitrators, on the EAPIL Blog, 8 April 2021, with a comment from a German perspective by Burkhard Hess, also on the EAPIL Blog, 12 April 2021.
  • Apostolos Anthimos, Is a Maltese Ship Mortgage an Authentic Instrument for the Purposes of Article 57 of the Brussels I Regulation?, on the EAPIL Blog, 13 April 2021

2. Journals and reviews

3. Publications

  • Laura Carpaneto – Stefano Dominelli – Chiara Enrica Tuo (edited by), Brussels I bis Regulation and Special Rules – Opportunities to Enhance Judicial Cooperation, Aracne, 2021
    Open access
  • Jan von Hein – Thalia Kruger, Informed Choices In Cross-Border Enforcement, Intersentia, 2021
    Link to the website
  • Geert van Calster, European Private International Law. Commercial Litigation in the EU (3 rd ed.), Hart, 2021
    Link to the website

4. Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2022 – Call for Applications

Scholarships for a research stay up to 6 months – PhD. Students –Deadline for applications: 15 May 2021
Link to the website

5. European Commission – 1st Webinar on the use of arti cial intelligence in the justice eld – Anonymisation and pseudonymisation of judicial decisions

On 26 and 29 March 2021, the rst Webinar on the use of artificial intelligence in the justice eld took place. The video of the event may be found at the following link.
As stated on the website, the European Commission will organise regular webinars, with the aim of taking forward discussions on the use of artificial intelligence technologies in the justice eld. The aim of the webinars is to exchange practices and lessons learned on the use of innovative technologies in justice by Member States and the EU institutions, the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies and bodies, and legal professional organisations, as well as to identify possible synergies.