FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 74 - Description of national rules and procedures concerning enforcement
The rules on enforcement and prescription are laid down in Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta - the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure. You can find details about enforcement here.
Article 75 (a) – Names and contact details of the courts to which the applications are to be submitted pursuant to Articles 36(2), 45(4) and 47(1)
- in Malta, the First Hall of the Civil Court, the Courts of Malta, Triq ir-Repubblika, Valletta, Malta
- in Gozo, the Magistrates’ Court (Gozo) in its superior jurisdiction, Pjazza Katidral, Victoria, Gozo
Article 75 (b) – Names and contact details of the courts with which an appeal against the decision on the application for refusal of enforcement is to be lodged pursuant to Article 49(2)
- in Malta and Gozo, the Court of Appeal, the Courts of Malta, Triq ir-Repubblika, Valletta, Malta
Article 75 (c) – Names and contact details of the courts with which any further appeal is to be lodged pursuant to Article 50
- There is no further appeal, but a review may be possible pursuant to Article 811 et seq. of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure (Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta)
Article 75 (d) – Languages accepted for translations of the certificates concerning judgments, authentic instruments and court settlements
Article 76(1)(a) – Rules of jurisdiction referred to in Articles 5(2) and 6(2) of the Regulation
- in Malta, Articles 742, 743 and 744 of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure (Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta) and Article 549 of the Commercial Code (Chapter 13 of the Laws of Malta)
Article 76(1)(b) – Rules on third party notice referred to in Article 65 of the Regulation
Article 76(1)(c) – Conventions referred to in Article 69 of the Regulation
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