FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
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 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction
The following have jurisdiction to issue a European payment order:
1. the presiding judge of the district court or his replacement where the order exceeds €15 000;
2. the justice of the peace where the order does not exceed €15 000;
3. the presiding judge of the labour court or tribunal or his replacement irrespective of the amount of the order, in the case of disputes relating to:
- employment contracts, apprenticeship contracts and supplementary pension schemes between employers and their employees, including those applying after the obligation has ended;
- the insolvency insurance benefits provided for in Chapter V of the Supplementary Pensions Act of 8 June 1999 arising between the body referred to in Article 21 or a life assurance company as referred to in Article 24(1) of the same Act and employees, former employees and persons holding entitlement.
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
The following have jurisdiction to rule on applications to set aside and applications for review:
1. the district court, where the European payment order has been issued by the presiding judge of the district court or his replacement;
2. the lead justice of the peace or his replacement, where the European payment order has been issued by a justice of the peace;
3. the labour court, where the European payment order has been issued by the presiding judge of the labour court or his replacement.
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
Luxembourg accepts postal delivery as a means of communication.
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
Luxembourg accepts French and German.
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