Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 13 February 2020 — ZM in his capacity as liquidator in the insolvency proceedings relating to Oeltrans Befrachtungsgesellschaft mbH v E.A. Frerichs

(Case C-73/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesgerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant in the appeal on a point of law: ZM in his capacity as liquidator in the insolvency proceedings relating to Oeltrans Befrachtungsgesellschaft mbH

Defendant in the appeal on a point of law: E.A. Frerichs

Question referred

Are Article 13 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings 1 and Article 12(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (‘Rome I’) 2 to be interpreted as meaning that the law applicable to a contract under the latter regulation also governs the payment made by a third party in performance of a contracting party’s contractual payment obligation?

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1 OJ 2000 L 160, p. 1.

2 OJ 2008 L 177, p. 6.