Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 9 July 2009.

Peter Rehder v Air Baltic Corporation.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesgerichtshof - Germany.

Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Second indent of Article 5(1)(b) - Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 - Articles 5(1)(c) and 7(1)(a) - Montreal Convention - Article 33(1) - Air transport - Passenger claims for compensation against airlines in the case of flight cancellation - Place of performance of the service - Jurisdiction in the case of air transport from one Member State to another Member State by an airline established in a third Member State.

Case C-204/08.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/08/2009 Rehder
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:439
09/07/2009 Rehder
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:439
09/07/2009 Rehder
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
02/02/2008 Rehder
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-06073

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Bundesgerichtshof – Interpretation of the second indent of Article 5(1)(b) 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) – Compensation under Article 7(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 claimed by a passenger residing in a Member State from an air carrier established in another Member State following cancellation of a flight between the first Member State and a third member State – Jurisdiction of the courts of the Member State where the passenger resides? – Determination of ‘the place in a Member State where, under the contract, the services were provided or should have been provided’

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
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

  • Decision 2001/539 : paragraph 17
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 22001A0718(01) -A19 : paragraphs 17, 27
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 22001A0718(01) -33 : paragraph 45
  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 22001A0718(01) -33P1 : paragraphs 18, 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraphs 9, 45
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A03P1 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1 : paragraphs 11, 32, 44
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LBT2 : paragraphs 1, 24, 25, 29, 33, 34, 44, 45, 47
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraph 46
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A60P1 : paragraphs 12, 45
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A68P1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A71P1 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C1 : paragraphs 4, 37
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C12 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C2 : paragraphs 5, 37
  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 3, 28, 31, 36, 37
  • Regulation 261/2004 : paragraphs 27 - 29, 44, 47
  • Regulation 261/2004 -A05 : paragraph 14
  • Regulation 261/2004 -A07 : paragraphs 15, 27
  • Regulation 261/2004 -A12P1 : paragraph 16
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : paragraph 3
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -344/04 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -386/05 : paragraphs 31 - 36

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LBT2
  • Interprets : Regulation 261/2004

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/05/2008

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

09/07/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 197 from 02.08.2008, p.11

Judgment: OJ C 205 from 29.08.2009, p.8

Name of the parties

Rehder

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Leible, Stefan: Zuständiges Gericht für Entschädigungsansprüche von Flugpassagieren, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2009 p.571-573
  2. Mankowski, Peter: Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2009 p.607-608
  3. Idot, Laurence: Compétence spéciale en matière contractuelle, Europe 2009 Octobre Comm. nº 385 p.28-29
  4. Combet, Mathieu: Indemnisation des passagers de transports aériens au sein de l'Union européenne: quelle loi? quel juge? (à propos de l'arrêt Rehder du 9 juillet 2009), Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2009 nº 42 p.67-70
  5. Wittwer, Alexander: Erfüllungsortsgerichtsstand bei internationalen Dienstleistungen, European Law Reporter 2009 p.403-405
  6. Danisi, Teodora: Sull'indennizzo per la cancellazione del volo decide il giudice della città di partenza o arrivo, Guida al Diritto 2009 nº 35 p.72-74
  7. Adobati, Enrica: I passeggeri di un volo intracomunitario possono richiedere l'indennizzo forfetario tanto al giudice del luogo di partenza quanto a quello di arrivo dell'aereo in caso di annullamento del volo, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2009 p.545-546
  8. Jiménez Blanco, Pilar: La aplicación del foro contractual del Reglamento de Bruselas I a los contratos de transporte aéreo de pasajeros (Comentario a la STJC, Asunto C-204/08: Peter Rehder c. Air Baltic Corporation), Diario La ley 2009 nº 7294 p.1-8
  9. Roland, Roger ; Insel, Bernard: Jurisprudence du port d'Anvers 2009 p.320-327
  10. Roland, Roger ; Insel, Bernard: Jurisprudence du port d'Anvers 2009 p.327-335
  11. Staudinger, Ansgar: Praktikertipps zum Erfüllungsortsgerichtsstand im Luftverkehr, Reise-Recht aktuell : RRa : Zeitschrift für das Tourismusrecht 2009 p.219-221
  12. Lehmann, Matthias: Gerichtsstand bei Klagen wegen Annullierung einer Flugreise, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2010 p.655-657
  13. Bobek, Michal: Soudní dvůr Evropských společenství: Rehder-Cestující může při zrušení či zpoždění letu žalovat dopravce o náhradu škody bud´ v místě odletu, anebo místě příletu letadla, Právní rozhledy : casopis pro vsechna právní odvetví 2010 nº 2 p.70-74
  14. Treppoz, Edouard: Droit des contrats internationaux. L'article 5, point 1, sous b), du règlement nº 44/2001/CE et les fournitures de services plurilocalisées, Revue des contrats 2010 p.195-200
  15. Tenenbaum, Aline: Droit européen des contrats (UE - CEDH). Le règlement des difficultés rencontrées par les passagers de transport aérien en cas de transport transcommunautaire: solutions judiciaires et extrajudiciaires, Revue des contrats 2010 p.206-213
  16. Csach, K.: Výber z rozhodnutí Súdneho dvora Európskych spoločenstiev 2010 p.39-44
  17. Delebecque, Philippe: Arrêt Rehder: La détermination du juge compétent en cas d'indemnisation des passagers des transports aériens dans l'Union européenne, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation 2010 p.345-349
  18. Staudinger, Ansgar: Streitfragen zum Erfüllungsortsgerichtsstand im Luftverkehr, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2010 p.140-143
  19. Wagner, Rolf: Die Entscheidungen des EuGH zum Gerichtsstand des Erfüllungsorts nach der EuGVVO - unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtssache Rehder, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2010 p.143-148
  20. Meijer, P.N.: Tijdschrift voor consumentenrecht 2010 p.129-131
  21. Michailidou, Chrysoula: Efarmoges Astikou Dikaiou 2010 p.121-123
  22. Maestre Casas, Pilar: El pasajero aéreo desprotegido: Obstáculos a la tutela judicial en litigios transfronterizos por incumplimientos de las compañías aéreas (A propósito de la STJUE de 9 julio 2009, Rehder, As. C-204/08), Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional 2011 Vol. 3 nº 2 p.282-303



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

Juhász

Advocate General

Poiares Maduro

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available