Issue 1 of the Journal contains relevant and original manuscripts within the subject area. Among them is an interesting comparative essay by Elisabetta Silvestri, dedicated to Small Claims Procedure in France, Spain and Italy. The developments of commercial judiciary in Ukraine as well as some results of current reforms are analysed in the article of Dmytro Prytyka. A great contribution to the development of scientific thought in the field is an essay of Cornelis H. Van Rhee related to the Civil Procedure development today, in particular, the harmonisation as a result of national law reform, competition between procedural systems and international harmonisation projects.
Two reports of court practice generalizations are included in this Issue due to their significant value for further research of Small Claims Procedure in Ukrainian Civil Procedure. The next Issues will also include the best papers of the Conference, which was held on November 23-24, titled “Small Claims Procedure: European and Ukrainian Experiences”. In addition, summaries of this conference, prepared by Iryna Izarova and Radoslaw Flejszar are included in the issue.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Small Claims and Procedural Simplification: Evidence from Selected EU Legal Systems
Cornelis H. Van Rhee
Civil Procedure beyond National Borders
Justice in Commercial Matters: History of Development and Novelties of Ukrainian Reform
Maksim Tytov and Tetiana Korotenko
Simplified Action Proceeding: New Experience. Report from the First Instance Court
Practical Value of the Institute of Small Cases in the Light of Changes to the CPC of Ukraine
Iryna Izarova and Radoslaw Flejszar
Summaries of the Conference“Small Claims Procedure: European and Ukrainian experiences”
ICA Practices and Novelties
New Arbitration Law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): an overview