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.
Annex I - The rules of jurisdiction referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 4(2)
- in France: Articles 14 and 15 of the Civil Code.
Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted
- in France:
a) the chief registrar of the court (directeur de greffe du tribunal judiciaire)
b) the President of the Association of Notaries (chambre des notaires), or his or her replacement in case of absence or incapacity, in the case of application for a declaration of enforceability of a notarial authentic instrument.
Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged
- in France:
a) the Court of Appeal (‘cour d’appel’), for decisions allowing the application
b) the presiding judge of the court, for decisions rejecting the application.
Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44
- in France, an appeal in cassation (pourvoi en cassation).
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