Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 20 January 1994.

Owens Bank Ltd v Fulvio Bracco and Bracco Industria Chimica SpA.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: House of Lords - United Kingdom.

Brussels Convention - Interpretation of Articles 21, 22 and 23 - Recognition and enforcement of judgments given in non-contracting States.

Case C-129/92.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1994:13
20/01/1994 Owens Bank v Bracco
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1994:13
20/01/1994 Owens Bank v Bracco
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1993:363
16/09/1993 Owens Bank v Bracco
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

1994 I-00117

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
E Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments
  E-21 Lis pendens - related actions
    E-21.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A21 : paragraphs 1, 6, 8, 35
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A22 : paragraphs 1, 6, 8, 35
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A23 : paragraphs 1, 35
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom (1978) : paragraph 1
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Greece (1982) : paragraph 1
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -129/92 : paragraph 11
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01 : paragraph 15
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A26 : paragraphs 17, 18, 26
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A31 : paragraphs 17, 18
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A25 : paragraphs 17, 18, 24
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -TIT3 : paragraph 17
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -TIT2 : paragraphs 19, 22, 23
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -C : paragraphs 19, 20
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 220 : paragraph 19
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16PT5 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -144/86 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -220/88 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -351/89 : paragraphs 27, 35
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A27 : paragraph 30
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A28 : paragraph 30
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A34 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -38/81 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -190/89 : paragraph 34

Operative part

  • Interprets : Brussels Convention 1968 -A21
  • Interprets : Brussels Convention 1968 -A22
  • Interprets : Brussels Convention 1968 -A23

Opinion

  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A21 : points 6, 11, 13, 16, 17, 33, 41, 45, 48, 54 - 73
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A22 : points 6, 11, 13, 16, 17, 33, 41, 45, 48, 54 - 79
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A23 : points 13, 16, 17, 33, 41, 45, 48, 54 - 73
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -TIT3 : points 20, 22, 23, 27, 33, 46
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A31 : points 21, 22
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A34L2 : point 21
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A27PT1 : point 21
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16PT5 : points 24, 36 - 40, 46, 65
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01 : points 24, 48, 50
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01L1 : point 25
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A25 : points 30, 40
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A27PT5 : point 30
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A57 : points 31, 41
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A58 : point 31
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -TIT2 : points 33, 34, 46
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A02 : points 35, 39, 42, 50
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A18 : point 36
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A04 : points 41, 43, 56 - 58
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A21L2 : point 56
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A25L2 : point 61
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A57L2 : point 61
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A20 : point 61
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A22L1 : point 66
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A22L2 : point 66
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A22L3 : point 66
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 220 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -365/88 : point 32
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -220/84 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -220/84 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -261/90 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -261/90 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -351/89 : points 55, 58, 59, 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -144/86 : points 59, 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -220/88 : point 59


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/04/1992

Date of the Opinion

  • 16/09/1993

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

20/01/1994


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 146 from 10.06.1992, p.5

Judgment: OJ C 59 from 26.02.1994, p.2

Name of the parties

Owens Bank v Bracco

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Couwenberg, I.: Rechtskundig weekblad 1993-94 p.1403
  2. Schultsz, J.C.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 1994 nº 351
  3. Huet, André: Chronique de jurisprudence du Tribunal et de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes, Journal du droit international 1994 p.546-550
  4. Fentiman, Richard: Judgments, Purposes and the Brussels Convention, The Cambridge Law Journal 1994 p.239-241
  5. Peel, Edwin: Recognition and Enforcement Under the Brussels Convention, The Law Quarterly Review 1994 p.386-390
  6. Gaudemet-Tallon, Hélène: Revue critique de droit international privé 1994 p.382-387
  7. Hartley, Trevor: Enforcement of third-country judgments, European Law Review 1994 p.545-547
  8. Vlas, P.: The EEC Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments, Netherlands International Law Review 1994 p.355-359
  9. Malatesta, Alberto L.: Litispendenza e riconoscibilità di sentenze nella Convenzione di Bruxelles del 1968, Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale 1994 p.511-538
  10. Karl, Anna-Maria: Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 1994 p.280
  11. Borrás Rodríguez, Alegría: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas, Revista Jurídica de Catalunya 1995 p.278-280
  12. Tagaras, H.: Chronique de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice relative à la Convention de Bruxelles. Années judiciaires 1992-1993 et 1993-1994, Cahiers de droit européen 1995 p.195-199
  13. Kaye, Peter: A Further Limitation by the European Court Upon the Scope of Application of the Brussels Convention, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 1995 p.214-217
  14. Vassalli di Dachenausen, T.: Il Foro italiano 1995 IV Col.237-238
  15. Volken, Paul: Rechtsprechung zum Lugano-Übereinkommen (1993/94), Schweizerische Zeitschrift für internationales und europäisches Recht 1995 p.339-341
  16. Anton, A.E. ; Beaumont, P.R.: Case Notes on European Court Decisions Relating to the Judgments Convention, The Scots Law Times 1995 p.a8



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

House of Lords - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Brussels Convention of 27 September 1968
  • - Brussels Convention of 27 September 1968 - Jurisdiction

Provisions of national law referred to

UK - Administration of Justice Act 1920, section 9

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Kapteyn

Advocate General

Lenz

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German