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The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Order 2001

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PART I—IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTIONS

1.  In section 1 (interpretation of references to the Conventions and Contracting States)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the definition of “the Lugano Convention” insert the following definition—

the Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 of 22nd December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.;

(b)in subsection (3)—

(i)for the definition of “Brussels Contracting State” substitute—

“Brussels Contracting State” means Denmark (which is not bound by the Regulation, but was one of the parties acceding to the 1968 Convention under the Accession Convention); ; and

(ii)after the definition of “Lugano Contracting State” insert the following definition—

“Regulation State” in any provision, in the application of that provision in relation to the Regulation, has the same meaning as “Member State” in the Regulation, that is all Members States except Denmark.; and

(c)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) Any question arising as to whether it is the Regulation, any of the Brussels Conventions, or the Lugano Convention which applies in the circumstances of a particular case shall be determined as follows—

(a)in accordance with Article 54B of the Lugano Convention (which determines the relationship between the Brussels Conventions and the Lugano Convention); and

(b)in accordance with Article 68 of the Regulation (which determines the relationship between the Brussels Conventions and the Regulation)..

2.  In section 9 (provisions supplementary to Title VII of the 1968 Convention), omit subsection (1A).

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