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)
Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted
- in Belgium, the ‘tribunal de première instance’.
Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged
- in Belgium:
a) as regards appeal by the respondent, the ‘tribunal de première instance’ or ‘rechtbank van eerste aanleg’ or ‘erstinstanzliches Gericht’;
b) as regards appeal by the applicant: the ‘Cour d’appel’ or ‘hof van beroep’.
Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44
- in Belgium, an appeal in cassation
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