Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law European Union
This project is funded by the European Commission


International Workshop

Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU

Application of the “second generation” regulations in France and Luxembourg


Friday, 8 June 2018

The workshop is organised in the framework of the IC2BE research project “Informed Choices in Cross-Border Enforcement”. Funded by the Justice Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission, this project (JUST-AG-2016-02) aims to assess the working in practice of the “second generation” of EU regulations on procedural law for cross-border cases, i.e. the European Enforcement Order, Order for Payment, Small Claims (as amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/2421) and the Account Preservation Order Regulations. The project is carried out by a European consortium (the MPI Luxembourg and the universities of Antwerp, Complutense of Madrid, Milan, Rotterdam, and Wroclaw) and is coordinated by Prof. Jan von Hein, from the University of Freiburg.

The workshop on June 8th at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg will address the application in practice of the above-mentioned regulations in Luxembourg and France. The workshop will bring together both people from academia and practitioners. 

Presentations on each of the regulations will be given by Prof. Cyril Nourissat, Mr. Marc Cagniart, Dr. Agnieszka Frąckowiak-Adamska, Mr. Max Mailliet, Dr. Alina Ontanu, Ms. Julie Jasson, Dr. Katharina Raffelsieper, Ms. Katrien Baetens, Mr. Grégory Minne and Ms. Clara Mara-Marhuenda, Ms. Alice Canet, followed by a panel discussion with interventions of several experts. The Panel Discussion will count with the presence of, i.a., Prof. Gilles Cuniberti, Dr. Justus Froehlich, Mr. Patrick Gielen, Prof. Olivier Hance, Mr. Jona van Leeuwen, Dr. Stephan Lesage-Mathieu, Dr. Carl Friedrich Nordmeier, Dr. Herbert Woopen, for a fruitful discussion.

The workshop is conceived as a closed event. However, people having a special interest on the topic are invited to apply for admission upon condition they provide a short explanation as to their interests.

Contact address:

The spoken languages will be English and French.

The persons in charge of the IC2BE project within the MPI Luxembourg are:

  • Professor Burkhard Hess
  • Professor Marta Requejo Isidro
  • Dr. Veerle Van Den Eeckhout
  • Mr. Carlos Santaló Goris 

Workshop IC2BE Project Programme

09.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09.20 The workshop in context: Introduction to the project IC2BE

09.30 European Enforcement Order Regulation (“EEO”)

  • Prof. Cyril Nourissat (Professor, Jean Moulin University, Lyon)
  • Mr. Marc Cagniart (Notary, SCP de Braquilanges, Lambert, Cagniart et Marchay, Paris)

10.00 European Order for Payment Procedure Regulation (“EPO”)

  • Dr. Agnieszka Frąckowiak-Adamska (Assistant Professor, University of Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Mr. Max Mailliet (Attorney-at-Law, Luxembourg)

10.30 Coffee break

10.50 European Small claims Procedure Regulation (“ESCP”)

  • Dr. Alina Ontanu (Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of Law, The Netherlands)
  • Ms. Julie Jasson (Lawyer,  European Consumer Centre, Luxembourg)

11.20 European Account Preservation Order Procedure Regulation (“EAPO”)

  • Dr. Katharina Raffelsieper (Lawyer, Law Firm Thewes & Reuter, Luxembourg)
  • Ms. Katrien Baetens ( Managing Associate, Dispute Resolution at Linklaters, Luxembourg)
  • Mr. Grégory Minne ( Lawyer, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg) /
  • Ms. Clara Mara-Marhuenda (Lawyer, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg)

12.00 Some experiences with the Regulations

  •  Ms. Alice Canet (Lawyer, Law Firm Arte Juris Strasbourg, France)

12.15 Lunch

13.10 Panel discussion, with participation and interventions of several experts

14.40 Conclusions Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. Burkhard Hess (Director, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg)

14.50 End of Workshop