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Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 21 June 2018 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Corte d’appello di Torino — Italy) — Petronas Lubricants Italy SpA v Livio Guida

(Case C-1/17) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Jurisdiction over individual contracts of employment — Article 20(2) — Employer sued before the courts of the Member State in which it is domiciled — Counter-claim by the employer — Determination of the court with jurisdiction)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Corte d’appello di Torino

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Petronas Lubricants Italy SpA

Defendant: Livio Guida

Operative part of the judgment

Article 20(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters must be interpreted as meaning that, in a situation such as that at issue in the main proceedings, it gives an employer the right to bring, before the court properly seised of the original proceedings brought by an employee, a counter-claim based on a claim-assignment agreement concluded, after the introduction of the original proceedings, between the employer and the original holder of that claim.


1 OJ C 112, 10.4.2017.