Flow Charts

The Brussels I (Recast) Regulation entered into force early this year and applies to proceedings commenced on or after 10 January 2015. The Recast Regulation introduces a range of changes to the old Brussels I regime, from the major, such as new provisions on jurisdiction agreements and parallel/related proceedings in Non-Member States, to the more minor, such as changing all the article numbers!

This flowchart provides a high level summary of how the Regulation works.  Inevitably won’t provide the answers for tricky cases, but hopefully it’s still a useful starting point.