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FINDING COMPETENT COURTS

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.

Italy

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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Means of receipt of documents available to them: by post.

Article 2(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I

The form may be completed in any of the following languages: Italian, French, English.

Article 3 – Central body

The central body is the Central Office of Bailiffs at the Rome Court of Appeal.

Ufficio Unico degli Ufficiali Giudiziari presso la Corte di Appello di Roma

Viale Giulio Cesare, N. 52

I-00192 Roma

Tel.: (39) 06.328361

Fax: (39) 06.328367933

Documents to be served in Italy must arrive by post and will be returned to the transmitting agencies by the same means.

Knowledge of languages: Italian, English and French.

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Apart from Italian, Italy will accept standard request forms which are completed in English or French.

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

No derogation is invoked.

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

Apart from Italian, Italy will accept certificates completed in English or French.

Article 11 – Costs of service

There are currently no service costs for documents from abroad.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Italy is opposed to the service of judicial documents on persons residing in another Member State directly by diplomatic or consular agents (except where the document is served on an Italian national residing in another Member State).

Italy is opposed to the service of judicial documents by the diplomatic or consular agents of a Member State on persons residing in Italy, except where the document is to be served on a national of the Member State in question.

Article 15 – Direct service

There is nothing to prevent any person interested in a judicial proceeding effecting service of judicial documents directly through the competent officials of the Member State addressed.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Italy does not intend to make the statements provided for by paragraphs 2 and 4.

Last update: 25/02/2019

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