Presentations on European civil procedures in Trier
Jos Hoevenaars was interviewed for the Dutch magazine for the legal profession ‘Het Advocatenblad’ about his insight into the experiences of lawyers who find themselves litigating before the European Court of Justice after their case is referred though a reference for a preliminary ruling. In the interview (freely translated: ‘Court of Justice? Experience Needed!’) he discusses his empirical research among Dutch lawyers and paints a picture of generally overwhelmed professionals scrambling for assistance among EU law scholars, while making the best of their opportunity to plead before the ECJ, often in opposition to a group of well-trained EU law experts appearing on behalf of intervening Member States. His work on the reference procedure highlight the inequality in representation before the ECJ and its potential negative impact on the Court’s caselaw and its national consequences.
Published: June 27, 2019
Xandra Kramer gave a presentation on pathways to European civil procedures and delivered a workshop on the use of these procedures and the e-Justice portal at the Summer course on cross-border civil litigation at the European Law Academy (ERA) in Trier on 26 June 2019. This Summer School is attended by practicing lawyers from across Europe and aims at building knowledge on EU justice and cross-border litigation.