Belgian Civil Code adapted by "Potpourri I" act
Since November 1st, 2015, the Belgian Civil Procedural Code has been adapted at some crucial points.
The Belgian "Potpourri I Act" was passed on October 19th 2015. It is the first of several reforms to procedural law by the Federal Public Service for Justice under the direction of Koen Geens.
Potpourri I brings a variety of changes to civil procedure in Belgium, including to:
the rules on debt collection;
the scope of res iudicata (ie, matters already decided); and
the constitution of appellate courts.
All the measures aim to improve the efficacy of civil proceedings and reduce costs and court backlogs. Most entered into force on November 1 2015 and apply to proceedings filed after that date.
In order to read the entire text of the Act, you can click on this link.
If you want more information / advice on the Belgian Potpourri I Act, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.