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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale di Milano (Italy) lodged on 23 April 2019 — Condominio di Milano v Eurothermo SpA

(Case C-329/19)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Tribunale di Milano

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Condominio di Milano

Defendant: Eurothermo SpA

Question referred

Does the concept of consumer, as adopted by Directive 93/13/EEC, 1 preclude classification as a consumer of an entity (such as the entity comprising owners of apartments in a building (condominio) in Italian law), which does not come within the concept of ‘natural person’ or ‘legal person’, in cases where that entity concludes a contract for purposes which are outside its trade, business or profession and where it is in a position of weakness vis-à-vis the seller or supplier, as regards both its bargaining power and its level of knowledge?


1     Council Directive 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts (OJ 1993 L 95, p. 29).