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.
1. Procedures for rectification and withdrawal (Art. 10(2))
An application for rectification of the enforcement order where there is a material error, or for its withdrawal where it was wrongly granted, as defined in Article 10(2), should be addressed to the director of the registry of the court that issued the order.
An appeal, in the form of an application to the presiding judge of the court, can be lodged against a decision rejecting an application for rectification or withdrawal.
2. Procedures for review (Art.19 (1))
The review procedure referred to in Article 19 is the ordinary procedure applicable to decisions taken by the court that issued the original enforcement order.
3. Accepted languages (Article 20(2)(c))
The languages accepted for the registration of European enforcement orders sent by creditors to the French authorities are French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
4. Authorities designated for the purpose of certifying authentic instruments (Art. 25)
The authorities referred to in Article 25 of the Regulation are the notary or the legal entity owning the notary’s office which keeps the original of the document received.
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