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 following have jurisdiction to issue a European payment order:
1. the presiding judge of the district court or his replacement where the order exceeds €10 000;
2. the justice of the peace where the order does not exceed €10 000;
3. the presiding judge of the labour court or tribunal or his replacement irrespective of the amount of the order, in the case of disputes relating to:
The following have jurisdiction to rule on applications to set aside and applications for review:
1. the district court, where the European payment order has been issued by the presiding judge of the district court or his replacement;
2. the lead justice of the peace or his replacement, where the European payment order has been issued by a justice of the peace;
3. the labour court, where the European payment order has been issued by the presiding judge of the labour court or his replacement.
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