EU JudgeCo Principle 16 - Communications between Courts

16.1. Courts before which insolvency cases are pending should, if necessary, communicate with each other directly or through the insolvency practitioners to promote the orderly, effective, efficient and timely administration of the cases.

16.2. Such communications should utilise modern methods of communication, including electronic communications as well as written documents delivered in traditional ways.

16.3. For such communications the EU JudgeCo Cross-Border Insolvency Court-to-Court Communications Guidelines should be employed.

16.4. Electronic communications should utilise technology which is commonly used and be reliable and secure.

16.5. If courts are to manage an international insolvency case, they should consider the use of one or more protocols to manage the proceedings with the agreement of the parties, and approval by the courts concerned.