Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 12 May 2011.

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts v JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Frankfurt Branch.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Kammergericht Berlin - Germany.

Jurisdiction in civil matters - Articles 22(2) and 27 of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State in which a company has its seat to adjudicate upon disputes relating to the validity of decisions of the company’s organs - Scope - Action brought by a legal person governed by public law for a declaration that a contract is void on account of alleged invalidity of the decisions of its organs relating to the conclusion of the contract - Lis pendens - Obligation on any court other than the court first seised to stay proceedings - Scope.

Case C-144/10.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
17/06/2011 BVG
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:300
12/05/2011 BVG
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:300
12/05/2011 BVG
Application (OJ)
05/06/2010 BVG
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-03961

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Kammergericht Berlin – Interpretation of Article 22(2) and Article 27 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) – Exclusive competence of the courts of the Member State in which the company has its seat for disputes concerning the validity of the decisions of its organs – Applicability of that rule of exclusive jurisdiction to an action brought by a legal person governed by public law seeking to have a convention declared null and void because of the alleged invalidity of the decisions of its organs relating to the conclusion of that convention

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 -A01P1 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02 : paragraph 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22 : paragraphs 30, 32, 36
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT2 : paragraphs 1, 6, 21, 23 - 47
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT4 : paragraphs 6, 45
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23P5 : paragraph 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A25 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A27 : paragraphs 1, 9, 21
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A27P1 : paragraph 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A33P1 : paragraphs 10, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35P1 : paragraph 11
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38P1 : paragraphs 12, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A60P1 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraphs 3, 33
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16 : paragraph 30
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16P2 : paragraph 43
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16PT4 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/77 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -8/98 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/01 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -4/03 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/04 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -103/05 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -372/07 : paragraphs 30, 31, 34, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -167/08 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/08 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -340/08 : paragraph 28

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT2

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 18/03/2010

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

12/05/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 148 from 05.06.2010, p.17

Judgment: OJ C 194 from 02.07.2011, p.6

Name of the parties

BVG

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Mankowski, Peter: Keine besondere internationale Zuständigkeit für eine die Gültigkeit von Beschlüssen der Organe einer Gesellschaft nur inzident betreffende Klage ("BVG/JP Morgan"), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2011 p.343-344 (DE)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Compétence exclusive en matière de sociétés, Europe 2011 Juillet Comm. nº 7 p.39 (FR)
  3. Michailidou, Chrysoula: Efarmoges Astikou Dikaiou 2011 p.566-568 (EL)
  4. Müller, Michael: Ausschließliche Gerichtszuständigkeit bei möglicher Unwirksamkeit eines Organbeschlusses, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2011 p.479-481 (DE)
  5. Polak, M.V.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2011 nº 363 (NL)
  6. Thole, Christoph: Die Reichweite des Art. 22 Nr. 2 EuGVVO bei Rechtsstreitigkeiten über Organbeschlüsse, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2011 p.541-548 (DE)
  7. Treppoz, Edouard: Conflit de juridictions : validité d'une décision des organes sociaux, Revue critique de droit international privé 2011 p.922-932 (FR)
  8. Espiniella Menéndez, Angel: Competencia judicial internacional - Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (Sala Tercera) de 12 de mayo de 2011, asunto C-144/10, [Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe] BVG c. JPMorgan, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2011 nº 2 p.242-246 (ES)
  9. Lehmann, Matthias: Exclusive Jurisdiction under Art. 22(2) of the Brussels I Regulation: The ECJ Decision Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe v JP Morgan Chase Bank (C-144/10), Yearbook of Private International Law 2011 Vol. XIII p.507-522 (EN)
  10. Arenas García, Rafael: El Reglamento 44/2001 y las cuestiones incidentales: dar vueltas para (casi) volver al mismo sitio - Comentario a la STJUE de 12 de mayo de 2011, As. C-144/10, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts y JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Frankfurt Branch, Diario La ley 2011 nº 7684 p.1-8 (ES)
  11. Schack, Haimo: Vorfragen begründen keine ausschließliche Zuständigkeit, Entscheidungen des Europäischen Gerichtshofs vom 12. Mai 2011 und des Court of Appeal vom 28. April 2010, Zeitschrift für europäisches Privatrecht 2012 p.189-201 (DE)
  12. Minne, Grégory: Arrêt BVG : la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne précise la portée de l’article 22 point 2 du Règlement Bruxelles I sur la compétence en matière de sociétés et de personnes morales, Bulletin Droit et Banque 2012 nº 49 p.43-46 (FR)
  13. Anthimos, Apostolos: DEvre 12.5.2011 (ipoth. 144/10) - Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts k. / JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Frankfurt Branch, Armenopoulos 2012 p.1000 (EL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Kammergericht - Germany

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

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lenaerts

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available