Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 11 June 2015

Stefan Fahnenbrock and Others v Hellenische Republik

Requests for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Wiesbaden

References for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Service of judicial or extrajudicial documents — Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 — Article 1(1) — Definition of ‘civil and commercial matters’ — State liability for ‘acta iure imperii’

Case C-226/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
31/07/2015 Fahnenbrock and Others
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:383
11/06/2015 Fahnenbrock and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:383
11/06/2015 Fahnenbrock and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2424
09/12/2014 Fahnenbrock and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
12/07/2013 Fahnenbrock and Others
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Request for a preliminary ruling – Landgericht Wiesbaden – Interpretation of Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000 (OJ 2007 L 324, p. 79) – Scope – Notion of ‘civil matter’ – Application for damages brought against the Hellenic Republic by a bearer of Greek bonds following the discount made to his bonds without his consent

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.03 Exclusive nature of the role of the national court in making the reference
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.02 Optional or mandatory reference
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.03 Service
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.03 Service
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.03 Service


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 267 -L2 : paragraph 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01 : paragraph 35
  • Regulation 2201/2003 -A01P1 : paragraph 36
  • Regulation 1393/2007 : paragraphs 28, 47, 49
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A01P1 : paragraphs 1, 4, 20, 21, 33, 37 - 39, 44 - 46, 50, 58, 59
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A03 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A04P1 : paragraphs 6, 40
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A06P3 : paragraphs 7, 41, 48
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C10 : paragraphs 3, 41
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C2 : paragraphs 3, 40
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C6 : paragraphs 3, 40
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C7 : paragraphs 3, 40
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -29/76 -N4 : paragraph 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -266/01 -N30 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N28 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N29 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N32 : paragraph 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N34 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/06 -N38 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/06 -N46 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/09 -N41 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/09 -N42 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -302/13 -N24 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -492/13 -N19 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -666/13 -N38 : paragraph 25

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 1393/2007 -A01P1

Opinion

  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A23 : point 26
  • Regulation 1348/2000 : point 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 : points 36, 46 - 48, 51, 56
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01 : point 50
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01P1 : points 45, 47, 49
  • Regulation 1206/2001 : point 34
  • Regulation 2201/2003 -A01P1 : point 49
  • Regulation 805/2004 -A02P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 861/2007 -A02P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 1393/2007 : points 2, 24, 28, 37, 46 - 49, 71, 72
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A01 : points 1, 22, 48
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A01P1 : points 3, 7, 21, 22, 39, 45, 73
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A03 : points 8, 28
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A06P3 : point 9
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A23 : point 28
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C2 : point 6
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C6 : point 6
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -C9 : point 6
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -N1PT9.1 : point 10
  • Directive 2008/52 -A02P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 1215/2012 : points 46, 47
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A01P1 : point 47
  • Regulation 655/2014 -A02P1 : point 47
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : points 46 - 48, 51, 58
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01 : point 50
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A01L1 : points 48, 49
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom (1978) : point 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -29/76 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -29/76 -N4 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -814/79 : points 52, 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -814/79 -N13 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -814/79 -N15 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -814/79 -N8 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/93 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -111/94 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -178/99 -N15 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -178/99 -N16 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -178/99 -N17 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/00 : points 53, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/00 -N31 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/00 -N33 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/00 -N37 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -266/01 : points 54, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -266/01 -N30 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -266/01 -N36 : point 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -265/02 : points 57, 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/04 -N14 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/04 -N15 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/04 -N16 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/04 -N17 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 : points 48, 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N29 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N30 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N37 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N41 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/05 -N45 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -210/06 -N57 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/06 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -567/07 -N50 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -567/07 -N53 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/08 : point 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/08 -N33 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/08 -N37 : point 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/09 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -645/11 : points 55, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -645/11 -N35 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -645/11 -N36 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -645/11 -N37 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 : points 56, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 -N36 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 -N37 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 -N38 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 -N39 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/12 -N40 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -58/13 -N19 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -302/13 -N24 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -302/13 -N26 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Order C -107/14 -N9 : point 26


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 29/04/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 09/12/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

11/06/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 270 from 17.08.2015, p.2

Application: OJ C 215 from 27.07.2013, p.6

Name of the parties

Fahnenbrock and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Bolos, Angelos: Omologa Ellinikou Dimosiou kai PSI - Epidosi agogon germanon omologiouchon sto Elliniko Dimosio, Dikaio Epicheiriseon & Etairion 2015 p.727-729 (EL)
  2. Perakis, Manolis: To erotima ean to programma antallagis omologon (PSI) perielamvane praxeis askisis dimosias exousias (acta iure imperii) kata to enosiako dikaio, Chrimatopistotiko Dikaio 2015 p.90-93 (EL)
  3. Dolžan, Judita: Vročitev odškodninskih tožb proti državi izdajateljici obveznic, Pravna praksa 2015 nº 26 p.25-26 (SL)
  4. Tzortzi, Virginia: Omologa Ellinikou Dimosiou kai PSI, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2015 p.321-329 (EL)
  5. Laazouzi, Malik: Cour de justice, 1ère ch., 11 juin 2015, Stefan Fahnenbrock, aff. jtes C-226/13, C-245/13, C-247/13 et C-578/13, ECLI:EU:C:2015:383, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2015 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2015 p.865-869 (FR)
  6. Mankowski, Peter: Zustellung der von Privatpersonen erhobenen Klagen wegen des Zwangsumtauschs von griechischen Staatsanleihen an Griechenland nach EuZustVO ("Fahnenbrock"), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.495-496 (DE)
  7. Wagner, Rolf: Zivilprozessrecht: Anwendbarkeit der EuZVO auf Klagen gegen den griechischen Staat wegen des Zwangsumtauschs von Staatsanleihen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 Heft 16 p.636-637 (DE)
  8. Idot, Laurence: Matière "civile et commerciale", Europe 2015 Août-Septembre Comm. nº 8-9 p.49-50 (FR)
  9. Knöfel, Oliver L.: Griechischer Schuldenschnitt - Zustellung deutscher Klagen gegen den griechischen Staat, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2015 Heft 8 p.503-504 (DE)
  10. Nourissat, Cyril: La dette grecque et le règlement « Bruxelles I », Procédures 2015 nº 8-9 p.16-17 (FR)
  11. Nakić, Jakob: Odgovornost države za pravne akte javne prirode, Pravo i porezi 2016 n° 4 p.91-95 (HR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Landgericht Wiesbaden - 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

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Tizzano

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French