The UIHJ has organized its 3rd training webinar on Monday 15 March 2021 from 17.00 to 18.30 CET (in French) and Thursday 18 March 2021 2021 from 17.00 to 18.30 CET (in English) on the Hague Conventions on service of documents (1965) and recognition and enforcement of judgments (2019) in partnership with The Hague Conference on Private International Law.

In international matters, judicial officers and enforcement agents are required to use two instruments of the Hague Conference on Private International Law:

    • The Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.
    • The Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters.

 

Faced with a constant increase in the number of cross-border disputes and at the time of Brexit, the UIHJ examines the application of these two global instruments and offers a training webinar for judicial officers but also other legal professionals, deliberately oriented towards practice.

The webinar covered the following issues:

  • 1965 Convention: recent information, case law and practical application (finding central authorities, use of forms, translations, practical difficulties, etc.).
  • 2019 Convention: analysis and inventory.

 

Program of the Webinar:

Moderator: Jos Uitdehaag, Secretary of the Board of the UIHJ

Introduction by Marc Schmitz, President of the UIHJ

Practical use of the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters  by Elizabeth Zorilla, representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and by Mathieu Chardon, 1st Vice-President of the UIHJ

  • Which texts to use: national law, European regulation, bilateral conventions, international conventions?
  • Where can I find the necessary information?
  • Which forms to use?
  • Should documents and forms be translated?
  • How to send the documents?
  • What to do in the absence of a response from the foreign authority seized?
  • What are the costs?
  • How to resolve practical difficulties that may arise during the process?

Presentation of the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters by Ning Zhao, representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

Questions – Answers