Pietro Franzina, Jurisdiction in Matters Relating to Property Regimes under EU Private International Law, in Yearbook of Private International Law, vol. XIX – 2017/2018, pp. 159-194.
Regulations (EU) 2016/1103 and 2016/1104 of 24 June 2016 set forth a comprehensive body of rules of private international law regarding, respectively, matters of matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships. The outcome of enhanced cooperation under Article 20 TEU, the two Regulations bind, so far, eighteen Member States. Their rules apply to legal proceedings instituted on or after 29 January 2019. The Regulations bring together rules on jurisdiction, the conflict of laws and the recognition and enforcement of judgments, following the one-stop-shop approach underlying other measures in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters under Article 81 TFEU, such as Regulation (EU) No 4/2009 on maintenance obligations and Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 on succession upon death. In that context, the paper provides a detailed analysis of the complex jurisdiction-conferring rules contained in the two Regulations, sketching the general policies underlying those provisions and examining in turn their features.