Reference for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) (United Kingdom) made on 6 January 2020 – Daimler AG v Walleniusrederierna Aktiebolag, Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, Wallenius Logistics AB, Wilhelmsen Ships Holding Malta Limited, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS, „K“ Line Holding (Europe) Limited, „K“ Line Europe Limited, Nyk Group Europe Limited, Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores SA

(Case C-2/20)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division)

Parties to the main proceedings

Claimant: Daimler AG

Defendants: Walleniusrederierna Aktiebolag, Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, Wallenius Logistics AB, Wilhelmsen Ships Holding Malta Limited, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS, „K“ Line Holding (Europe) Limited, „K“ Line Europe Limited, Nyk Group Europe Limited, Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores SA

Question referred

Does a national court have jurisdiction to determine a claim for damages under Article 85 EEC/Article 81 EC where the conduct complained of involved the provision of international maritime services exclusively between non-EEC/EC ports in the period prior to 1 May 2004 and the national court was not a relevant authority in a Member State for the purposes of Article 88 EEC/Article 84 EC?

If question 1 is answered in the negative, does a national court have jurisdiction to determine such a claim in respect of the provision of international maritime services exclusively between non-EEC/EC ports in the period between 1 May 2004 and 18 October 2006?

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