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.
Jurisdiction to issue a European order for payment lies with the district judge and the president of the commercial court within the limits of their jurisdiction to issue a European order for payment.
Where Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters does not refer to a local court that has territorial jurisdiction but to the courts of a Member State, the competent district judge or president of the commercial court is the one competent for the place where the defendant or one of the defendants resides has jurisdiction.
The rules governing the review procedure in exceptional cases provided for in Article 20 of the Regulation are the same as those applicable to the opposition procedure. The claim for the purposes of review is brought before the court that issued the European order for payment.
The application for a European order for payment may be submitted to the court by post or by electronic means.
The languages accepted under Article 21(2)(b) are: French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
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