Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 13 October 2011.

Prism Investments BV v Jaap Anne van der Meer.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Hoge Raad der Nederlanden - Netherlands.

Judicial cooperation in civil matters - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Enforcement - Grounds for refusing enforcement - Compliance, in the State in which it was delivered, with the judgment in respect of which the declaration of enforceability is sought.

Case C-139/10.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/11/2011 Prism Investments
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:653
13/10/2011 Prism Investments
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:653
13/10/2011 Prism Investments
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2011:401
16/06/2011 Prism Investments
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Application (OJ)
22/05/2010 Prism Investments
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-09511

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Hoge Raad der Nederlanden – Interpretation of Articles 34, 35, 43, 44 and 45 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (OJ 2001 L 12, p. 1) – Grounds for refusal – Exhaustive list – Performance of the obligation under the national judgment which is the subject of the application for a declaration of enforceability

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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 35, 37
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34 : paragraphs 5, 26, 32, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35 : paragraphs 6, 26, 32, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38P1 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A40P3 : paragraphs 9, 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A41 : paragraphs 10, 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A43 : paragraphs 11, 26, 32, 42, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A44 : paragraphs 12, 26, 42, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45 : paragraphs 1, 13, 26, 32, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A53 : paragraphs 15, 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A54 : paragraph 16
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C16 : paragraphs 3, 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C17 : paragraphs 3, 27, 28, 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -119/84 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -148/84 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -145/86 : paragraphs 38, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -267/97 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -420/07 : paragraphs 33, 40
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -139/10 : paragraphs 35, 39

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A34
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A35
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A43
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A44
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A45

Opinion

  • Regulation 44/2001 : points 1, 30, 31, 34, 36, 39, 54
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT5 : point 58
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34 : points 4, 6, 12, 25, 26, 28, 51, 52
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35 : points 4, 7, 12, 25, 26, 28, 51, 52
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38 : points 17, 19, 21, 23
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38P1 : point 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A41 : point 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A43 : points 4, 12, 25, 35, 60, 61
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A44 : points 12, 25, 61
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45 : points 5, 12, 14, 15, 25, 29, 32, 40, 48, 61
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45P1 : points 28, 32, 43, 60
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A53 : point 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C16 : points 33, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C17 : points 33, 41, 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C2 : points 33, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C6 : points 33, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -N3 : point 48
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : points 31, 36, 39
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A31 : point 19
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A34L2 : point 32
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A36 : points 30, 32, 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -145/86 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -267/97 : points 19, 23, 36, 38, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -7/98 : point 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/05 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -420/07 : point 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -394/07 : point 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -420/07 : points 17, 20, 44


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 17/03/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 16/06/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

13/10/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 134 from 22.05.2010, p.28

Judgment: OJ C 355 from 03.12.2011, p.5

Name of the parties

Prism Investments

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Bach, Ivo: Keine Aufhebung der Vollstreckbarerklärung einer ausländischen Entscheidung wegen Erfüllung im Ursprungsmitgliedstaat, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2011 p.871-873 (DE)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Étendue du contrôle de l'exequatur, Europe 2011 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.500 (FR)
  3. Pipsou, Lida-Maria: Epitheorisi Politikis Dikonomias 2011 p.817-824 (EL)
  4. Polak, M.V.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2012 nº 18 (NL)
  5. Devers, Alain: L'exequatur d'une décision déjà exécutée dans l'État membre d'origine, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2012 nº 4 p.152-155 (FR)
  6. Meller-Hannich, Caroline: Materiellrechtliche Einwendungen bei der grenzüberschreitenden Vollstreckung und die Konsequenzen von "Prism Investment" - Teil I, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2012 p.90-94 (DE)
  7. Slonina, Michael: Ausschluss materiellrechtlicher Einwendungen im Rechtsbehelf gegen die Vollstreckbarerklärung nach Art 43, 45 EuGVVO, Ecolex 2012 p.134-137 (DE)
  8. Sujecki, Bartosz: Im Rechtsbehelfsverfahren gegen die Vollstreckbarkeitserklärung sind nach Art. 45 EuGVVO materielle Einwendungen wie der Erfüllungsaufwand ausgeschlossen - "Prism Investments", Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 2012 p.110-111 (DE)
  9. Wagner, Rolf: Vollstreckbarerklärungsverfahren nach der EuGVVO und Erfüllungseinwand - Dogmatik vor Pragmatismus?, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2012 p.326-333 (DE)
  10. Stancu, Mirela: Jurisprudența Curții de Justiție a Uniunii Europene. Hotărârea CJUE în Cauza Prism Investments C-139/10. Invocarea motivelor de refuz al executării în procedura de exequatur reglementată de Regulamentul (CE) nr. 44/2001, Revista românǎ de jurisprudențǎ 2012 nº 1 p.216-223 (RO)
  11. Maseda Rodríguez, Javier: Cooperación judicial en materia civil - Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea, de 13 de octubre de 2011, asunto C-139/10, Prism Investments BV c. Jaap Anne van der Meer, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2012 nº 1 p.176-180 (ES)



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

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German