Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 16 June 2016

Universal Music International Holding BV v Michael Tétreault Schilling and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Special jurisdiction — Article 5(3) — Tort, delict or quasi-delict — Harmful event — Lawyer’s negligence in drafting the contract — Place where the harmful event occurred

Case C-12/15


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
05/08/2016 Universal Music International Holding
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:449
16/06/2016 Universal Music International Holding
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:449
16/06/2016 Universal Music International Holding
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2016:161
10/03/2016 Universal Music International Holding
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/02/2015 Universal Music International Holding
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 22, 42 - 46
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraphs 5, 25
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 1, 20, 21, 24 - 28, 38, 40, 44
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C12 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C19 : paragraph 4
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : paragraph 22
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N24 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N25 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -364/93 -N14 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N21 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/08 -N18 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/08 -N19 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/11 -N50 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N43 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N44 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N45 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N46 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 -N47 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/13 -N40 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 -N44 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 -N62 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 -N64 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -47/14 -N38 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -47/14 -N72 : paragraphs 25, 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -47/14 -N73 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -47/14 -N74 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -12/15 -N27 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -12/15 -N44 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -12/15 -N45 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -12/15 -N52 : paragraph 43

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 14/01/2015

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/03/2016

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

16/06/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 305 from 22.08.2016, p.7

Application: OJ C 89 from 16.03.2015, p.12

Name of the parties

Universal Music International Holding

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Nourissat, Cyril: Essai de cantonnement de la portée du forum actoris en matière délictuelle, Procédures 2016 nº 8-9 p.16 (FR)
  2. Morel-Maroger, Juliette: Le compte bancaire ne permet pas à lui seul de localiser le préjudice financier, Gazette du Palais 2016 nº 33 Jur. p.81-82 (FR)
  3. Schotel, Olivier: Groot is de wereld, maar wanneer is de rechter van de plaats waar zuivere vermogensschade is geleden bevoegd?, Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2016 Afl.3 p.478-484 (NL)
  4. Müller, Michael F.: Deliktsgerichtsstand am Erfolgsort bei reinen Vermögensschäden, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2016 p.2169-2170 (DE)
  5. Idot, Laurence: Coup d'arrêt à la possibilité d'admettre comme « lieu du fait dommageable » au sens de l'article 5, point 3, le lieu d'un préjudice exclusivement financier résultant d'un acte illicite commis dans un autre État membre, Europe 2016 Septembre Comm. nº 8-9 p.54-55 (FR)
  6. Skubic, Zoran: Odgovornost za malomarno delo odvetnikov s čezmejnimi učinki po pravu Unije, Pravna praksa 2016 nº 28 p.26-27 (SL)
  7. Wautelet, Patrick: Arrêt « Universal Music » : détermination du forum delicti, Journal de droit européen 2016 nº 234 p.386-388 (FR)
  8. Zaprianos, Nikolaos: Deliktsgerichtsstand am Erfolgsort bei reinen Vermögensschäden, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2016 p.251-255 (DE)
  9. Combet, Mathieu: Arrêt "Universal Music", Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2016 nº 3/4 p.661-666 (FR)
  10. Pfitzner, Tanja V.: Internationale Zuständigkeit – Gerichtsstand der unerlaubten Handlung, IWRZ – Zeitschrift für internationales Wirtschaftsrecht 2016 p.232 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Hoge Raad der Nederlanden - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French