11 August 2009
Dr Stavros Brekoulakis participated in the roundtable discussion of the EU Green Paper on the Jurisdiction and Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
The roundtable was held on 1 July 2009, at the offices of WilmerHale in Brussels, to discuss the Green Paper recently issued by the European Commission to review the Reg. 44/2001 on the Jurisdiction and Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
The Green Paper contains proposals to amend the Regulation (currently excluding Arbitration from its material scope), which will affect arbitration proceedings taking place within Europe.
The round table attracted an array of high profile arbitration and litigation practitioners, academics and most notably the European Commissioner of Justice and Home Affairs, Ms Karen Vandekerckhove. The round table effectively acted as a consultation board for the European Commission on possible ways to improve the effectiveness of the Regulation 44/2001 regarding the issue of the relationship between Arbitration and Litigation in the European Communities.
Dr Stavros Brekoulakis teaches Arbitration and International Litigation, and his research focuses on conflict of jurisdictions between tribunals and national courts. He participated in the discussion representing the School of International Arbitration (SIA), Queen Mary, University of London. Established in 1985, SIA is widely recognised as the leading academic institution in the area of arbitration, and dispute resolution more generally.