Lugano Convention 1988
The Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters was concluded in Lugano on 16 September 1988. The following countries have acceded to it: the old member states of the European Union, Poland and the members of the European Free-Trade Association EFTA (see list of contracting states). It is a parallel convention to the Brussels Convention of the same name of 27 September 1969 on the jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.
The Lugano convention was drafted in the following languages: Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Irish, Islandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish and Spanish. All versions are equally binding (art. 68).
The full text of the rulings handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Communities pertaining to the Lugano Convention and the Brussels Convention after 17 June 1997 are available online in their original language and are accompanied by key words in English and French.
For the complete documentation see the pages in German, French or Italian.