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Anjum Shabbir
Anjum Shabbir
19th April 2021
External Relations & Trade Justice & Litigation

Op-Ed: “Application of the Maintenance and Jurisdiction Regulation: the Court’s ruling in TKF” by Daniel Müller and Maja Menard

Application of the Maintenance and Jurisdiction Regulation: A Unified, Coherent Set of Rules on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments

At a first glance, the Court of Justice’s judgment on the preliminary ruling request submitted by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland in TKF (C-729/19) seems to be an example of extraordinary legal formalism to the detriment of effective and efficient protection of European Union citizens and their rights. By the questions submitted, the referring court inquired in substance whether a judgment for maintenance rendered by a national court before the State became a member of the European Union is entitled to recognition and enforcement in another Member State under


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