European enforcement order or Brussels I bis ?

The members of the Scientific Committee of the European project “Comparative study on the Brussels I bis Regulation” met in Lisbon last February 3rd to discuss the information gathered in the course of this work conducted with the European notaries.

One of the stakes in the report of this study is to highlight the respective practices of Bailiffs and Notaries of the European enforcement order and Brussels I bis EU regulations, which both enable automatic enforcement (i.e. without exequatur) of a foreign decision or an authentic act.

In addition to the publication of a report and practical fact sheets, a conference will be organized in Brussels, next June 2017, to let legal professionals, representatives of European institutions, European think tanks and business representatives, discuss the fundamental issue of cross-border enforcement of court decisions and authentic instruments.