Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 10 April 2018

Criminal proceedings against Uber France

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de grande instance de Lille

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Services in the field of transport — Directive 2006/123/EC — Services in the internal market — Directive 98/34/EC — Information society services — Rule on information society services — Definition — Intermediation service making it possible, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, to put non-professional drivers using their own vehicle in contact with persons who wish to make urban journeys — Criminal penalties

Case C-320/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
25/05/2018 Uber France
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:221
10/04/2018 Uber France
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:221
10/04/2018 Uber France
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:511
04/07/2017 Uber France
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Application (OJ)
29/07/2016 Uber France
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.16 Technical standards and regulations
      4.11.16.01 Standardisation
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.03 Freedom to provide services
      4.04.03.01 The various services


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 98/34 : paragraph 1
  • Directive 98/34 -A01 : paragraphs 15, 26, 27, 29
  • Directive 98/34 -A01P1L1 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT2 : paragraphs 3, 19, 22
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT5 : paragraphs 3, 13
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT11 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT12 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 98/34 -A08 : paragraph 14
  • Directive 98/34 -A08P1 : paragraphs 1, 13
  • Directive 98/34 -A08P1L1 : paragraphs 15, 26, 28
  • Directive 98/48 : paragraph 29
  • Directive 2006/123 : paragraphs 25, 29
  • Directive 2006/123 -A02P2LD : paragraphs 1, 7, 13 - 15, 22, 23, 27
  • Directive 2006/123 -C21 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2015/1535 -A10 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2015/1535 -A11 : paragraph 5
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 : paragraph 18
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N35 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N37 : paragraph 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N38 : paragraph 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N39 : paragraph 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N40 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/15 -N43 : paragraph 23

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 98/34 -A01
  • Interprets : Directive 2006/123 -A02P2LD

Opinion

  • TFEU, Article 58 : point 32
  • TFEU, Article 90 : point 32
  • Directive 98/34 : points 12, 26, 29, 30, 34, 36
  • Directive 98/34 -A01P5 : point 13
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT11 : point 3
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT2 : points 3, 13, 15, 16, 41
  • Directive 98/34 -A01PT5 : points 3, 24, 33, 39, 41
  • Directive 98/34 -A08 : points 12, 13, 39, 41
  • Directive 98/34 -A08P1L1 : points 4, 9
  • Directive 98/34 -A08P2LD : point 10
  • Directive 2000/31 : point 15
  • Directive 2006/123 -A02P2LD : point 12
  • Directive 2006/123 -A15P7 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -194/94 -N42 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -194/94 -N54 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -392/13 : point 12
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -336/14 -N67 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -336/14 -N82 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -303/15 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -434/15 : points 1, 7, 14 - 16, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -339/15 -N39 : point 18
  • Court of Justice - Order C -526/15 : point 1


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/06/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 04/07/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

10/04/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 200 from 11.06.2018, p.5

Application: OJ C 296 from 16.08.2016, p.22

Name of the parties

Uber France

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Berlin, Dominique: Uber, suite et fin?, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2018 nº 17 p.820 (FR)
  2. Strowel, Alain: Arrêts Uber : stop aux plateformes, Journal de droit européen 2018 nº 249 p.165 (FR)
  3. Simon, Denys: Services d'intermédiation et de transports, Europe 2018 juin Comm. nº 6 p.19-20 (FR)
  4. König, Carsten: Verfahrensrecht: Beförderungstätigkeit von Uber Popstrafrechtliche Sanktionen der Mitgliedstaaten ohne Mitteilung an EU möglich, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.380-381 (DE)
  5. Forgeois, Marie: les États membres peuvent interdire et réprimer pénalement l'exercice illégal d'une activité de transport telle que celle proposée par Uber dans sa formule "UberPop" sans notification préalable a la commission., Journal des tribunaux 2018 N°6734 p.484-485 (FR)
  6. Rýdlová, Hana: K činnosti UberPopu, Bulletin advokacie 2018 nº 5 p.58 (CS)
  7. Hojnik, Janja: Sodelovalno gospodarstvo in delitvena ekonomija: pojmi in potreba po evropskem pristopu, Podjetje in delo 2018 nº 6-7 p.965-977 (SL)
  8. Blockx, Jan: Welke richting op met de deeleconomie ? Open vragen bij de Uber arresten, Droit de la consommation 2018 N° 119 p.66-76 (NL)
  9. Tlamycha, Jan: Monitoring judikatury Soudního dvora EU a Tribunálu, Období: 1. dubna – 17. května 2018, Jurisprudence : specialista na komentování judikatury 2018 nº 3 p.53-57 (CS)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Tribunal de grande instance de Lille - France

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Internal market - Principles

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Šváby

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French