UPC Preparatory Committee provides timeline update pending German constitutional complaint
On 21 December 2017, the UPC Preparatory Committee announced that the UPC’s “provisional application phase” will last for an estimated 6 to 8 months. This is the period in which parts of the UPC Agreement will apply provisionally before it enters into force, allowing the UPC to complete various preparatory steps (e.g. the recruitment of judges) before its launch. However, the beginning of this phase remains difficult to predict, pending the resolution of the constitutional complaint before the German Federal Constitutional Court (see further here).