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 64(1) (a) - the courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) and with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 49(2)
The courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) are as follows:
- the local civil division (juízo local cível), if one exists; or
- the general division (juízo de competência genérica) of the district court (tribunal de comarca) with jurisdiction.
In accordance with Article 49(2), appeals against decisions on such applications are heard by the courts of appeal (Tribunais da Relação).
Article 64(1) (b) - the procedures to contest the decision given on appeal referred to in Article 50
For the purposes of Article 50, a decision given on appeal can only be contested by bringing an appeal on a point of law (recurso de revista) before the Supreme Court of Justice (Supremo Tribunal de Justiça).
Article 65 (1) - the list of the other authorities and legal professionals referred to in Article 3(2)
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