4.01 Subject-matter scope refers to the scope covered by a measure as regards its subject matter, that is to say the branches and areas of the law to which it applies.1 In the case of the instruments with which we are concerned, the relevant provisions are contained in Article 1 of Brussels 2012 and Lugano, and Articles 1 and 2 of Hague. 4.02 The structure of all three instruments is similar. All begin with the statement that the instrument applies in civil or commercial matters; they then specify certain particular matters (which may or may not be regarded as...
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