On 17 April at the University of Wrocław, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics the Seminar of experts on the application of EU acts on private international law in Poland took place.


The seminar was preceded by an opening lecture – Recent CJEU case law on cross-border litigation: Brussels I and beyond – delivered by Professor Juliane Kokott, Advocate General of the CJEU.


An introductory lecture – The role of CJEU in providing an autonomous interpretation of European private international law – was given by Professor Maciej Szpunar, Advocate General of the CJEU.


The seminar was divided into three blocks. The first block was dedicated to the topics related to issues arising from the application of the Brussels I and the Brussels I bis regulations. Professor Karol Weitz from the University of Warsaw (judge of the Polish Supreme Court) gave a lecture on jurisdictional issues. Professor Paweł Grzegorczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University) discussed the issues related to recognition and enforcement.


The second part of the seminar was opened by Professor Maksymiliam Pazdan (University of Silesia), who gave a lecture on Regulation No. 650/2012. Dr Piotr Mostowik (Jagiellonian University) evaluated the application of Regulation No. 2201/2003 (Brussels II bis). Dr Anna Juryk (Jagiellonian University) gave a lecture on the application of Regulation No. 4/2009 (Maintenance Regulation).


The last block of the seminar concentrated on the applicable law issues. Professor Jadwiga Pazdan (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University) evaluated the effectiveness of the application of Regulation No. 864/2007 (Rome II) in Poland. The issues related to the effectiveness of the application of Regulation No. 593/2008 (Rome I) in Poland were discussed by Professor Maria de Abgaro Zachariasiewicz (University of Silesia).


The conclusions of the seminar will constitute part of the national report, which will be presented during the final international conference in London (June 2016).