Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 16 July 2009.

Zuid-Chemie BV v Philippo's Mineralenfabriek NV/SA.

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

Judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters - Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001- Definition of the ‘place where the harmful event occurred’.

Case C-189/08.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
12/09/2009 Zuid-Chemie
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:475
16/07/2009 Zuid-Chemie
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:475
16/07/2009 Zuid-Chemie
Application (OJ)
19/07/2008 Zuid-Chemie
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2009 I-06917

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Hoge Raad der Nederlanden – Interpretation of Article 5(3) 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 (‘Brussels I’) (OJ 2001 L 12, p. 1) – Interpretation of the concept of ‘the place where the harmful event occurred or may occur’ – Place where the harmful event occurred – Place where the event which gave rise to the harm occurred (‘Handlungsort’) and place where the harm arose (‘Erfolgsort’) – Connecting criteria

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 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 17 - 19
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A03P1 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 1, 15, 16, 30, 32, 33
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C19 : paragraph 19
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : paragraph 18
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A02 : paragraph 31
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A02L1 : paragraph 20
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 20 - 24, 31
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -TIT2 : paragraphs 20, 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 : paragraphs 23, 24, 27, 28, 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/87 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -220/88 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 : paragraphs 24, 27, 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -364/93 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -167/00 : paragraphs 23, 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -433/01 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/02 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 : paragraphs 20 - 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -62/06 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -180/06 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -372/07 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -167/08 : paragraphs 17, 19

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 08/05/2008

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/07/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 183 from 19.07.2008, p.13

Judgment: OJ C 220 from 12.09.2009, p.11

Name of the parties

Zuid-Chemie

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Mankowski, Peter: Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2009 p.569-570
  2. Jánošíková, M.: Miesto vzniku škody a osobitná právomoc, Výber z rozhodnutí Súdneho dvora Európskych spoločenstiev 2009 p.20-22
  3. Idot, Laurence: Compétence spéciale en matière délictuelle, Europe 2009 Octobre Comm. nº 386 p.29
  4. Wittwer, Alexander: Zuständigkeit bei internationaler Produkthaftung, European Law Reporter 2009 p.354-355
  5. Bianchi, Roberta: Corte di Giustizia europea, Ambiente: mensile di diritto e pratica per l'impresa 2009 nº 10 p.950-951
  6. Arvanitakis, A.: Epitheorisi Politikis Dikonomias 2009 p.551
  7. Meidanis, Charis: Armenopoulos 2010 p.161-163
  8. Duintjer Tebbens, Harry: Het "forum delicti" voor professionele productaansprakelijkheid en het Europese Hof van Justitie: een initieel antwoord over initiële schade, Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2010 p.206-209
  9. Von Hein, Jan: Die Produkthaftung des Zulieferers im Europäischen Internationalen Zivilprozessrecht, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2010 p.330-343
  10. De Boer, Th.M.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2011 nº 349



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

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Levits

Advocate General

Mazák

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available