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.
- in Finland, a district court (‘Käräjäoikeus’/‘Tingsrätt’) situated in the region of operation of the regional enforcement authority handling the enforcement of the judgment. If the case is not handled by the regional enforcement authority, the district court in whose jurisdiction the defendant is domiciled or is habitually resident is competent. If the defendant is not domiciled or habitually resident in Finland, the competent court is the Helsinki district court.
- in Finland, the court of appeal (‘Hovioikeus’/‘Hovrätt’). The appeal document lodged with the court of appeal must be submitted to the registry of the district court that issued the decision.
- in Finland, appeal to the Supreme Court (‘Korkein oikeus’/‘Högsta domstolen’). The appeal document lodged with the Supreme Court must be submitted to the registry of the appeal court that issued the decision.
- in Finland, English
- in Finland, Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of Section 18(1) of Chapter 10 of the Code of Judicial Procedure
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