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ERA: Summer Course on Cross-Border Civil Litigation


24 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019

Event Description

Trier, 24-28 June 2019


Pass on this invitation to your colleagues who might be interested. As a thank-you for registrations we receive on your recommendation we will send you a voucher worth € 50 for participation in an ERA event of your choice.




This course will provide you with hands-on experience on cross-border civil litigation cases and the recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. 
All relevant EU instruments in this field will be presented and analysed, by way of both lectures and case studies. You will benefit from daily workshops where active participation is encouraged.


You will learn

  • …which court is competent to hear your case
  • …how to serve a judicial document
  • …how to take evidence abroad
  • …to advise on how to enforce a judgment abroad
  • …to apply the recent CJEU case law in the field
  • …which way to choose to recover money owed to your client
  • …to provide guidance on how to efficiently freeze monies in foreign bank accounts
  • …about civil litigation post-Brexit
  • …how to best apply the Rome I & Rome II Regulations
  • …what is the added value of ADR & mediation

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking a thorough introduction to the various instruments in EU civil law and the different methods of cross-border debt recovery within the EU and beyond.

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Social programme
After a day's intensive training, enjoy our varied social programme: the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards and a tour of the historic city of Trier.

Visit to the European Court of Justice
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Language: English

Organiser: Academy of European Law (ERA), Dr Angelika Fuchs

Event number: 119B03







Geert Van Calster, Solicitor, Member of the Belgian Bar; Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Private International Law, KU Leuven

Angelika Fuchs, Head of Section ‘European Private Law’, Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier

Sarah Garvey, Counsel, Allen & Overy, London

Brian Hutchinson, Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister, GBH Dispute Resolution Consultancy; Associate Professor, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Jens Kleinschmidt, Professor of Private Law, Private 
International Law and Comparative Law, University of Trier

Xandra Kramer, Professor of Private Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam; Professor of Private International Law at Utrecht University; Deputy Judge at the District Court of Rotterdam

Stefanie Spancken, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf

Maarja Torga, Consultant, Supreme Court of Estonia, Tartu



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