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
Courts of first instance.
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
The review provided for in Article 20(1) of the Regulation is carried out by means of the annulment of final judgments procedure at the request of the party in default (Article 501 et seq. of the Code of Civil Procedure, Law 1/2000 of 7 January 2000). The review provided for in Article 20(2) may be carried out by means of a motion for dismissal of judicial acts (Article 238 et seq. of the Organic Law on the Judiciary, Law 6/1985 of 1 July 1985). In both cases the courts of first instance have jurisdiction.
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
The claim form may be lodged directly, by post or by fax.
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
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