Legal claims within the European Union
International relations between individuals or companies within the different Member States of the European Union have increased hugely over the past years. This circumstance entails the possibility of discrepancies between the parties that may lead to the initiation of a legal claim.
In the case of initiating a legal claim in a specific country against a natural or legal person residing in another country, it is necessary to observe the rules of international judicial jurisdiction. That means to determine which courts of which country should or become acquainted with the case. Once that it established, we must honour the community legislation rules regarding the initiation of a claim in front of the corresponding court, informing the defendant about the claim’s existence, and their right of latter opposition to it.
At OTIS Advocaten our lawyers count with extensive experience in the field of Private International Law and the European Union and, therefore, capable of advising you on any discrepancies that may arise in any given cross-border business relationship.
Thus, we can assist you in those cases in which, for example, you have initiated a claim in the Netherlands, requesting the payment of a certain amount against a company domiciled in Spain, and you need help in order to notify said company about the claim. We can also assist you in those cases in which you intend to file a claim in a specific country, such as Germany, against one or more debtors domiciled in Spain, in which case you may carry out the appropriate investigation aimed at finding out the debtor’s domicile in Spain, and the existence assets in this country to proceed with their seizure in case the claim succeeds.