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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

03/11/2014

The new Brussels Regulation – Old dog; new tricks?

This is an archived article, and some links may not work. Contact us if you have any questions.

On 10 January 2015, the current Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments will be replaced by EU Regulation 1215/2012,  The recast Regulation will introduce significant changes.  These include:

  • changes to the lis pendens provisions aimed at addressing the problem of the so called "Italian torpedo";

  • changes to the rules relating to jurisdiction agreements;

  • new rules concerning third state matters and defendants;

  • reinforcement of the arbitration exclusion; and

  • the abolition of exequatur (the need to obtain a court order before enforcing a foreign judgment) and certain changes regarding the recognition and enforcement of judgments.

The Brussels I Regulation has proved a significant battleground for litigants since its introduction, and the new Regulation is likely to be no different. As well as describing the key changes to the Brussels I regime, this lecture (presented by Sara Masters QC and Edward Ho) will highlight some of the new pitfalls and uncertainties so that practitioners are alive to and ready for them before the Regulation is introduced.


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