Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Judicial da Comarca de Braga (Portugal) lodged on 1 June 2017 — Caixa Económica Montepio Geral v Carlos Samuel Pimenta Marinho and Others

(Case C-333/17)

Language of the case: Portuguese

Referring court

Tribunal Judicial da Comarca de Braga

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Caixa Económica Montepio Geral

Defendants: Carlos Samuel Pimenta Marinho, Maria de Lurdes Coelho Pimenta Marinho, Daniel Pimenta Marinho, Vera da Conceição Pimenta Marinho

Question referred

Does EU Law — in so far as it recognises the fundamental right of Union citizens to consumer protection and the fundamental right to equal treatment of citizens and undertakings, enshrined in Article 38 and Article 21, respectively, of the [Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union] — preclude national legislation (sole article of Decree-Law No 32765 of 29 April 1943, which establishes an exception to the general scheme provided for in Article 1143 of the Civil Code), in that that legislation accords the banking sector treatment different from that received by the remaining citizens and undertakings, as regards the form that loan contracts must take, envisaging a less formal form for loan contracts concluded by banks?