Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012 and Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 (Brussels I Regulation (recast)) replaced Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 as from 10 January 2015. This new Regulation applies only to legal proceedings instituted, to authentic instruments formally drawn up or registered and to court settlements approved or concluded on or after 10 January 2015. The Regulation applies between all Member States of the European Union including Denmark on the basis of a parallel agreement on Regulation 44/2001 with the European Union. This agreement entered into force on 1st July 2007.
Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 continues to apply to judgments given in legal proceedings instituted, to authentic instruments formally drawn up or registered and to court settlements approved or concluded before 10 January 2015 which fall within the scope of this Regulation.
Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 provides for two forms: a certificate concerning a judgment and a certificate concerning an authentic instrument/court settlement.
Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 provides for two forms.
Submission of forms to competent authority
Completed forms should be sent to the relevant competent authority in a manner required by the authority. More information on the contact details for competent authorities, relevant national legislature etc. can be found in the European Judicial Atlas section. This page includes a search tool to find the competent authorities to which to send completed forms.
You can complete these forms online by clicking one of the links below. If you have already started a form and saved a draft, you can upload it using the "Load draft" button.
As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer an EU Member State. However, in the field of civil justice, pending procedures and proceedings initiated before the end of the transition period will continue under EU law. Until the end of 2022, the United Kingdom can continue to be selected in online (dynamic) forms for the purpose of these proceedings and procedures. An exception to this rule are the Public documents forms, in which the UK should not be selected.
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Last update : 22/04/2022