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.
Applications: the relevant District Court (Bezirksgericht - under Article 27(2), this is the court with jurisdiction at the debtor’s place of habitual residence or at the place of enforcement).
Appeals: Appeal against a decision (Berufung) or appeal on a point of law (Rekurs) to the Regional Court (Landesgericht) via the District Court that issued the decision.
In Austria: an appeal on a point of law (Revisionsrekurs) pursuant to Articles 78(1) and 411(4) of the Enforcement Code (Exekutionsordnung) in conjunction with Article 528 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilprozessordnung) must be lodged with the District Court (court of first instance), which will refer it to the Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof) for a decision.
In the event of due service under Austrian law: an application for relief (Antrag auf Wiedereinsetzung in den vorigen Stand) from the effects of failing to meet the deadline for contesting the claim or failing to attend a hearing.
If the document was not duly served under Austrian law: there are two types of appeal, i.e. an appeal against a decision (in the case of default judgments) and an appeal on a point of law (in the case of court orders based on default).
Names and contact details of the courts with jurisdiction: all appeals should be lodged at the court of first instance, which will either itself rule on the matter (in the case of relief, for example) or refer it to the higher court for a decision.
For all matters:
Bundesministerium für Verfassung, Reformen, Deregulierung und Justiz, Museumstraße 7, A-1070 Vienna.
Organisational unit: Abteilung I 10.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: +43 1 52152 2142
Fax: +43 1 52152 2829
All enforcement matters are decided by the court with jurisdiction for enforcement under Articles 17 to 19 of the Enforcement Code, or if necessary by the appellate court.
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