The Enforcement of Judgments in Europe

The Enforcement of Judgments in Europe

by Wendy A. Kennett


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This book analyzes the EU's recent moves towards harmonization of civil procedure and execution of judgments. It also offers a comparative survey of enforcement policies in representative European jurisdictions, including England, Germany, France, Sweden, and Spain. The volume will be of interest both to academics and to litigation specialists in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198298199
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/21/2000
Series: Oxford Private International Law Series
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr Wendy Kennett is a Lecturer in Law, University of Keele.

Undergraduate study at New Hall, Cambridge and postgraduate study as a William Senior student at Clare College. Doctorate on aspects of jurisdiction in the European Community and the United States. Final year of doctoral research spent at Heidelberg as part of an exchange programme. First appointment (1989) was at Nottingham University, where she introduced an LL.M. course in international litigation. Returned to Cambridge as fellow of New Hall (joint appointment with King's College) in 1991. Moved to present position at Keele University in 1993. During time at Keele has increasingly pursued the comparative law aspects of civil procedure, but with particular reference to procedures relevant to transfrontier disputes.

Table of Contents

Part I: The European Union Framework
1. Introduction
2. Background to the Tampere Summit
Part II: The Enforcement Infrastructure
3. Structural Differences Between Systems of Civil Procedure
4. Information About the Debtor
5. Provisional and Protective Measures
6. Service of Documents
7. Procedure for Exequatur
Part III: Transfrontier Execution of Judgments
8. Garnishment
9. Non-money Judgments
10. Conclusions
Appendix A. Tampere: Presidency Conclusions
Appendix B. Article K TEU
Appendix C. Title IV EC Treaty
Appendix D. Commission Communication of 26 November 1997 (COM(97) 609)
Appendix E. Joint Action on the Creation of a European Judicial Network
Appendix F. International Law Association Principles on Provisional and Protective Measures in International Litigation
Appendix G. Regulation on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

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