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Fostering cross-border investment – Law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims

18-06-2018

The Commission is proposing to harmonise the conflict of law rules in regard to the applicable national law applicable to third-party effects in the case of cross-border assignments of rights. This initial appraisal of the Commission’s impact assessment on the proposal observes that the impact assessment is characterised by a lack of quantitative evidence and this is acknowledged explained by the impact assessment itself. The IA, however, still seems to make a reasonable case for the proposal on ...

The Commission is proposing to harmonise the conflict of law rules in regard to the applicable national law applicable to third-party effects in the case of cross-border assignments of rights. This initial appraisal of the Commission’s impact assessment on the proposal observes that the impact assessment is characterised by a lack of quantitative evidence and this is acknowledged explained by the impact assessment itself. The IA, however, still seems to make a reasonable case for the proposal on the basis mostly of legal analysis and supported by anecdotal evidence gathered through the stakeholder consultation.

Law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims

18-06-2018

The assignment of a claim refers to a situation where a creditor transfers the right to claim a debt to another person. This system is used by companies to obtain liquidity and access credit. At the moment, there is no legal certainty as to which national law applies when determining who owns a claim after it has been assigned in a cross-border case. The new rules proposed by the Commission clarify which law is applicable for the resolution of such disputes: as a general rule, the law of the country ...

The assignment of a claim refers to a situation where a creditor transfers the right to claim a debt to another person. This system is used by companies to obtain liquidity and access credit. At the moment, there is no legal certainty as to which national law applies when determining who owns a claim after it has been assigned in a cross-border case. The new rules proposed by the Commission clarify which law is applicable for the resolution of such disputes: as a general rule, the law of the country where assignors have their habitual residence applies, regardless of which Member State's courts or authorities examine the case. This proposal will promote cross-border investment and access to cheaper credit, and prevent systemic risks.

The state of implementation of the EU Succession Regulation’s provisions on public policy’s exception, universal application and renvoi, the European Certificate of Succession and access to registers

20-11-2017

This briefing, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, provides an assessment of the state of implementation of the EU Regulation on cross-border succession with a view to determining whether it is fulfilling its goal of ensuring legal certainty, predictability and simplification for citizens. It focusses, in particular, on the provisions on public policy’s exception, universal application, renvoi and on the European Certificate ...

This briefing, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, provides an assessment of the state of implementation of the EU Regulation on cross-border succession with a view to determining whether it is fulfilling its goal of ensuring legal certainty, predictability and simplification for citizens. It focusses, in particular, on the provisions on public policy’s exception, universal application, renvoi and on the European Certificate of Succession.

Auteur externe

Isidoro Antonio Calvo Vidal, Civil Law Notary, Doctor in Law

L'application des dispositions du Règlement de l'Union européenne sur les Successions relatives à son champs d'application, la loi applicable, l'autonomie de la volonté et le parallélisme entre le jus et le forum

20-11-2017

Le règlement (UE) no 650/2012 régit les successions ouvertes depuis le 17 août 2015, date de son entrée en application. Très vite, la pratique des 200.000 personnes travaillant pour le notariat en Europe s'est trouvée confrontée à ces nouvelles règles et il semble pouvoir déjà être affirmé que le règlement a pour l'essentiel atteint l'objectif de sécurité juridique, de prévisibilité et de simplification qui lui était assigné. Ceci est sans aucun doute vrai du point de vue du droit international ...

Le règlement (UE) no 650/2012 régit les successions ouvertes depuis le 17 août 2015, date de son entrée en application. Très vite, la pratique des 200.000 personnes travaillant pour le notariat en Europe s'est trouvée confrontée à ces nouvelles règles et il semble pouvoir déjà être affirmé que le règlement a pour l'essentiel atteint l'objectif de sécurité juridique, de prévisibilité et de simplification qui lui était assigné. Ceci est sans aucun doute vrai du point de vue du droit international privé: avoir remplacé vingt-cinq systèmes par un seul est un progrès considérable et permet, dans l'immense majorité des cas, d'appliquer une loi unique à l'ensemble d'une succession. Pour les successions qui présentent des rattachements avec les seuls Etats membres, les problèmes sont relativement limités dans la mesure où ces Etats appliquent désormais des règles de conflit identiques. Les difficultés se concentrent essentiellement sur les successions qui présentent des rattachements avec les Etats tiers (en ce inclus le Royaume-Uni, l'Irlande et le Danemark) qui conservent leur propre système de conflit de loi, ce dont le règlement a essayé de tenir compte en acceptant notamment d'introduire un article spécifique sur le renvoi qui est bienvenu. Cela n'empêche toutefois pas d'aboutir, dans un grand nombre de situations, à un morcellement de la succession. Une difficulté particulière existe pour tous les Etats qui passent d'une situation où la règle de conflit aboutissait autrefois la plupart du temps (au moins pour les immeubles) à l'application du droit du for (cas notamment de la France) à une situation dans laquelle les notaires de ces Etats sont désormais parfois, mais régulièrement, amenés à appliquer le droit d'un autre Etat, ce qui soulève des problèmes spécifiques d'accès au contenu du droit, notamment lorsque le droit en question est le droit d'un Etat tiers.

Auteur externe

François Trémosa, notary in Toulouse, France

Cross-border restitution claims of looted works of art and cultural goods

09-11-2017

Works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts or wars usually travel across several borders when they are sold. The cross-border character of looted art creates legal challenges for restitution claims as they often concern various national jurisdictions, with differing rules, as well as fragmented and insufficiently defined legal requirements in international and European legal instruments. Against this background, this European Added Value Assessment identifies weaknesses in the existing ...

Works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts or wars usually travel across several borders when they are sold. The cross-border character of looted art creates legal challenges for restitution claims as they often concern various national jurisdictions, with differing rules, as well as fragmented and insufficiently defined legal requirements in international and European legal instruments. Against this background, this European Added Value Assessment identifies weaknesses in the existing EU legal system for restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars. Moreover, it outlines potential legislative measures that could be taken at the EU level and that could generate European added value through simplification and harmonisation of the legal system in this area.

CHILDREN ON THE MOVE: A PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE

13-06-2017

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. The child’s best interests are a primary consideration under international and EU law. EU migration and private international law frameworks regulate child protection, but in an uncoordinated way: the Dublin ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. The child’s best interests are a primary consideration under international and EU law. EU migration and private international law frameworks regulate child protection, but in an uncoordinated way: the Dublin III and Brussels IIa Regulations are neither aligned nor applied coherently. This should change. In particular, the rules and mechanisms of Brussels IIa should be used to enhance the protection of migrant children. These include rules on jurisdiction to take protective measures, on applicable law, and on recognition and enforcement of protective measures, and mechanisms for cross-border cooperation between authorities.

Auteur externe

Sabine Corneloup; Bettina Heiderhoff; Costanza Honorati; Fabienne Jault-Seseke; Thalia Kruger; Caroline Rupp; Hans van Loon; Jinske Verhellen

Cross-border recognition of adoptions

30-11-2016

The European Added Value Assessment (EAVA) presents a qualitative analysis of possible policy options and quantitative estimates on the possible additional value of taking legislative action on the EU level related to cross-border recognition of adoptions.The EAVA identifies economic and social costs, and notably the costs related to the incomplete protection of rights of mobile EU citizens, which are born as a result of the absence of regulation on automatic recognition of adoption decisions at ...

The European Added Value Assessment (EAVA) presents a qualitative analysis of possible policy options and quantitative estimates on the possible additional value of taking legislative action on the EU level related to cross-border recognition of adoptions.The EAVA identifies economic and social costs, and notably the costs related to the incomplete protection of rights of mobile EU citizens, which are born as a result of the absence of regulation on automatic recognition of adoption decisions at the EU level. The substantive scope of the EAVA is limited to the issues related to the recognition of adoptions in EU Member States. The substantive family law issues, as well as issues related to the recognition of convention adoptions, within the meaning of the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry adoptions, are not covered in this assessment.  

Limitation periods for road traffic accidents

07-07-2016

Widely differing limitation periods for tort claims across the European Union (EU) Member States can lead to victims of cross-border road traffic accidents losing their right to compensation. This European Added Value Assessment (EAVA) sketches out the weaknesses of the relevant existing legal frameworks which create obstacles for victims of cross-border road traffic accidents in accessing legal justice. Furthermore, the EAVA identifies the costs that arise on account of differing rules on limitation ...

Widely differing limitation periods for tort claims across the European Union (EU) Member States can lead to victims of cross-border road traffic accidents losing their right to compensation. This European Added Value Assessment (EAVA) sketches out the weaknesses of the relevant existing legal frameworks which create obstacles for victims of cross-border road traffic accidents in accessing legal justice. Furthermore, the EAVA identifies the costs that arise on account of differing rules on limitation periods, not only in terms of length of time but also with regard to the beginning of a limitation period, the procedural requirements for stopping the running of a limitation period, and application to minors and disabled people. The EAVA demonstrates that differing rules in the application of limitation periods can generate costs such as additional lawyer's fees and fees for expert evidence on foreign rules. Finally, the EAVA outlines two rules for harmonising limitation periods within the EU in the form of minimum standards that could generate European added value by simplifying the existing legal framework and offering greater legal certainty for victims of cross-border road traffic accidents.

Cross-Border Traffic Accidents in the EU - The Potential Impact of Driverless Cars

30-06-2016

Commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI committee, this study provides an analysis of the potential legal impact of the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles on rules of private international law determining jurisdiction and applicable law in the EU Member States in the event of a cross-border traffic accident. Following a case-studies approach, it makes a number of recommendations to improve ...

Commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI committee, this study provides an analysis of the potential legal impact of the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles on rules of private international law determining jurisdiction and applicable law in the EU Member States in the event of a cross-border traffic accident. Following a case-studies approach, it makes a number of recommendations to improve the legal framework. In line with recent EU law trends towards enhanced protection for the victims and given that products liability is likely to gain more importance in the area, the study suggests the introduction of a duty for car manufacturers to contract liability insurance covering traffic accidents victims; the possibility of a direct action against a manufacturer’s liability insurer and the establishment of a forum at the domicile of the victim for claims against manufacturers of cars using new technologies. In order to increase legal certainty, the study recommends to redefine the respective scopes of application of the two systems of private international law currently coexisting in the EU to determine the law applicable (the Rome II Regulation and the 1971 and 1973 Hague Conventions), and to apply Rome II in cases in which both the claimant and the defendant are domiciled in EU Member States. Finally, autonomous technologies may increase the difficulty to initiate extra-contractual liability claims therefore the study proposes that limitation periods be extended at the substantive law level or that a cumulative connecting mechanism be introduced at private international level for the benefit of the victims.

Demandes transfrontalières de restitution des œuvres d'art volées au cours de pillages perpétrés en période de conflit armé et de guerre, et modes de règlement extrajudiciaire des litiges

19-05-2016

La présente étude a été commanditée et supervisée par le département thématique "Droits des citoyens et affaires constitutionnelles" du Parlement européen à la demande de la commission JURI. La restitution des œuvres d'art qui ont été volées au cours de pillages perpétrés pendant les conflits armés passés et présents est un enjeu majeur pour nos sociétés. Saisir la justice afin de demander restitution (souvent devant une juridiction étrangère) se révèle difficile. C'est pourquoi les parties se tournent ...

La présente étude a été commanditée et supervisée par le département thématique "Droits des citoyens et affaires constitutionnelles" du Parlement européen à la demande de la commission JURI. La restitution des œuvres d'art qui ont été volées au cours de pillages perpétrés pendant les conflits armés passés et présents est un enjeu majeur pour nos sociétés. Saisir la justice afin de demander restitution (souvent devant une juridiction étrangère) se révèle difficile. C'est pourquoi les parties se tournent de plus en plus vers des modes de règlement extrajudiciaire de ces litiges. La présente étude examine les difficultés juridiques auxquelles se heurtent les demandes de restitution d'œuvres d'art et propose des mesures afin de permettre aux États et aux institutions de l'Union européenne de surmonter ces difficultés et de trouver des solutions justes et équitables.

Auteur externe

Marc-André RENOLD

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