Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de grande instance de Lyon (France) lodged on 19 February 2016 — Jean-Philippe Lahorgue v Ordre des avocats du barreau de Lyon, Conseil national des barreaux ‘CNB’, Conseil des barreaux européens ‘CCBE’, Ordre des avocats du barreau de Luxembourg

(Case C-99/16)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Tribunal de grande instance de Lyon

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Jean-Philippe Lahorgue

Defendants: Ordre des avocats du barreau de Lyon, Conseil national des barreaux ‘CNB’, Conseil des barreaux européens ‘CCBE’, Ordre des avocats du barreau de Luxembourg

Question referred

Is the refusal to issue a secure router for accessing the Private Virtual Network for Lawyers (RPVA) to a lawyer duly registered at the Bar of a Member State in which he wishes to practise his profession as a free provider of services contrary to Article 4 of Directive 77/249/EC, 1 on the basis that it constitutes a discriminatory measure which could impede the practice of his profession as a free provider of services?

____________

1 Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services (OJ 1977 L 78, p. 17).