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.
The courts with jurisdiction to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability under Article 44(1) of the Regulation are the Enforcement Court (Exekutionsgericht) or District Court (Bezirksgericht) where the defendant is domiciled.
The court with jurisdiction to deal with appeals against decisions on applications for a declaration of enforceability is the higher Regional Court (Landesgericht); however, the appeal must be lodged with the court of first instance that issued the decision.
Appeals against points of law (Revisionsrekurs) are made to the Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof) but must be lodged with the court of first instance.
In Austria, there are no other authorities or legal professionals with competence within the meaning of Article 3(2) in matters of property consequences.
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