European small claims procedure — rules governing cross-border legal disputes

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

The legislation;

The procedure states:

Court fees must:

Costs are paid by the loser of the case and are not awarded to the winner if incurred unnecessarily or are disproportionate to the claim.

Appeal against the judgment is possible, if so provided by the national law of the court.

Review of the judgment:

Judgments:

Enforcement of judgments is governed by the law of the enforcing country.

EU countries:

FROM WHEN DO THE REGULATIONS APPLY?

BACKGROUND

KEY TERMS

Cross-border: at least one of the parties is domiciled or resident in an EU country other than the country where the court or tribunal judging the case is based.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure (OJ L 199, 31.7.2007, pp. 1-22)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 creating a European order for payment procedure (OJ L 399, 30.12.2006, pp. 1-32)

See consolidated version.

last update 05.05.2020