Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber), 26 September 2013

Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel GmbH v SC Laminorul SA

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof

Area of freedom, security and justice — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 34(3) and (4) — Recognition of a judgment given in another Member State — Situation whereby that judgment is irreconcilable with an earlier judgment given in that Member State involving the same cause of action and between the same parties

Case C‑157/12


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/11/2013 Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2013:597
26/09/2013 Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:597
26/09/2013 Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2013:322
16/05/2013 Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
08/06/2012 Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Bundesgerichtshof – Interpretation of Article 34(4) 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 L12, p. 1) – Recognition of a judgment given in another Member State – Situation in which that decision is irreconcilable with another judgment given previously in the same Member State between the same parties, with the same subject matter and same cause of action

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 31, 38
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A32 : paragraphs 4, 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A33P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34 : paragraph 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT3 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT4 : paragraphs 1, 6, 20 - 22, 29, 30, 36, 40
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35 : paragraph 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38P1 : paragraphs 7, 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A41 : paragraphs 8, 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A43 : paragraph 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A43P1 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A43P3 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45 : paragraphs 10, 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45P2 : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A46P1 : paragraphs 11, 34
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C2 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : paragraphs 3, 24
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C16 : paragraphs 3, 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C17 : paragraphs 3, 25, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -420/07 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -139/10 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -619/10 : paragraphs 22, 26, 27, 32
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -157/12 : paragraphs 23, 29, 38

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT4

Opinion

  • Regulation 44/2001 : point 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A32 : points 42, 45
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A33P1
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34 : points 3, 28
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT1 : points 16, 29, 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT2 : points 16, 29, 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT3 : points 4, 16, 19, 29, 30, 39, 42, 45
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34PT4 : points 4, 14 - 20, 29, 30, 37 - 51
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35 : point 16
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A38P1 : point 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A41 : point 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45 : point 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45P1 : points 2, 16
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A45P2 : point 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C6 : point 22
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C10 : point 22
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : point 24
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C17 : point 27
  • Regulation 44/2001 -CH2 : point 23
  • Regulation 44/2001 -CH3 : point 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 -N5 : point 27
  • Regulation 2001/2003 -A22LD : point 48
  • Regulation 2001/2003 -A23LF : point 48
  • Regulation 805/2004 -A21P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 1896/2006 -A22P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 861/2007 -A22P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 4/2009 -A24LD : point 48
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A45P1LC : points 4, 48
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A45P1LD : points 4, 48
  • Regulation 650/2012 -A40LD : point 48
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : point 21
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A21 : point 25
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A27P3 : point 30
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A27P5 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -154/84 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -145/86 : points 29, 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/00 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -116/02 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/07 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -619/10 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -139/10 : points 26, 30, 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/10 : points 21, 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -619/10 : point 30


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 30/03/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 16/05/2013

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

26/09/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 184 from 23.06.2012, p.4

Judgment: OJ C 344 from 23.11.2013, p.26

Name of the parties

Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Berlin, Dominique: Libre circulation des jugements et respect des compétences étatiques, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2013 nº 42 p.1910 (FR)
  2. Mäsch, Gerald: Keine Anwendbarkeit von Artikel 34 Nummer 4 auf unvereinbare Entscheidungen aus demselben Mitgliedstaat , Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.905-906 (DE)
  3. Idot, Laurence: Décisions contraires rendues dans un même État membre. L'article 34, point 4 du règlement (CE) n° 44/2001, qui prévoit la non reconnaissance d'une décision inconciliable ne s'applique pas à des décisions rendues dans le même État membre , Europe 2013 Novembre Comm. nº 11 p.52-53 (FR)
  4. Anthimos, Apostolos: Anagnorisi apofaseos ekdotheisas entos allou kratous melous., Episkopisi Emporikou Dikaiou 2013 p.571-573 (EL)
  5. Gaudemet-Tallon, Hélène: Du 26 septembre 2013 - Cour de justice de l'Union européenne - Aff. C-157/12, Revue critique de droit international privé 2014 nº 1 p.178-182 (FR)
  6. Valtoudis, Anastasios: H ennoia ton asymvivaston dikastikon apofaseon ton arthron 34 ar. 3 kai 45 ed. a' Kanonismou 44/2001 (me aformi tin apofasi tou DEE, 26.9.2013, Salzgitter/Laminorul, C-157/12) , Epitheorisi Politikis Dikonomias 2014 p.289-297 (EL)
  7. Katiforis M., Nikolaos: I efarmogi tou arthrou 34 sim. 4 Kanonismou (EK) 44/2001 stis asymvivastes apofaseis tou idiou kratous melous, Elliniki Dikaiosyni 2015 p.658-663 (EL)
  8. Valtoudis, Anastasios: I ennoia ton asymvivaston dikastikon apofaseon ton arthron 34 ar. 3 kai 45 ed. a΄ Kanonismou 44/2001, Timitikos Tomos Filippou Dori - I (Ed. Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens - Greece) 2015 p. 71-84 (EL)
  9. Katiforis M., Nikolaos: The implementation of Article 34(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 in irreconcilable judgments issued by courts of the same Member State (in the context of the judment of the European Court of Justice of 26th September 2013, Salzgitter/Laminorul, C-157/2012), Festschrift für Professor Nikolaos K. Klamaris (Sakkoulas Publications, Athens - Thessaloniki) 2016 p.385-391 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - 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

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Safjan

Advocate General

Wahl

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English