Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 28 January 2015

Harald Kolassa v Barclays Bank plc

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Handelsgericht Wien

Area of freedom, security and justice — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters — Consumer contracts — Consumer, domiciled in one Member State, having purchased securities issued by a bank in another Member State from an intermediary established in a third Member State — Jurisdiction for actions brought against the bank that issued those securities

Case C-375/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/03/2015 Kolassa
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:37
28/01/2015 Kolassa
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:37
28/01/2015 Kolassa
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2135
03/09/2014 Kolassa
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
06/09/2013 Kolassa
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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
  4.06 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
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
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
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 -A02P1 : paragraphs 5, 28
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1 : paragraphs 6, 28, 37, 38, 57
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LA : paragraphs 1, 19, 36, 39, 41, 44
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : paragraphs 1, 6, 19, 42, -46, 52, 57, 62
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15 : paragraph 31
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15P1 : paragraphs 1, 7, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 35, 38
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A16 : paragraphs 31, 32, 33
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A16P1 : paragraphs 8, 33
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A16P2 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A25 : paragraphs 9, 19
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A26 : paragraphs 9, 19
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraphs 3, 29
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C12 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C13 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C14 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -38/81 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -269/95 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/02 : paragraph 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 : paragraphs 48, 49, 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -92/10 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 : paragraphs 22, 23, 28, 37, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/12 : paragraphs 43, 45 - 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/12 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -478/12 : paragraphs 21, 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -548/12 : paragraph 44

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LA
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A15P1

Opinion

  • Regulation 44/2001 : points 24, 69, 71, 73, 76, 79 - 81
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : point 40
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : point 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1 : points 40, 48 - 50, 58, 67, 81
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LA : points 23, 46, 47, 52, 54, 81
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : points 23, 55 - 67, 75, 81
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15 : points 7, 23, 31, 34, 39, 44, 48
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15P1 : points 23, 25 - 28, 33, 35, 40, 45, 81
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15P1LC : points 28, 41
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A16P1 : points 8, 25
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22 : point 70
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A24 : points 9, 77
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A25 : points 10, 23, 70
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A26 : points 10, 23, 70
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : point 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -CH2 : point 5
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : point 73
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT1 : point 74
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : point 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N24 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -38/81 -N8 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/87 -N17 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/87 -N18 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -365/88 -N19 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -365/88 -N20 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 -N15 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 -N17 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N33 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N35 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -68/93 -N36 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -269/95 -N27 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/00 -N43 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -334/00 -N22 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -27/02 -N38 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -168/02 -N46 : point 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/02 -N23 : point 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/02 -N29 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/02 -N33 : points 33, 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/02 -N48 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 : points 58, 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N18 : point 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N21 : point 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -180/06 -N53 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/08 -N23 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/08 -N24 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -533/08 -N36 : point 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -585/08 -N53 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -585/08 -N55 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -585/08 -N70 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -509/09 -N52 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/11 -N50 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -190/11 -N26 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -190/11 -N27 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -190/11 -N28 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -190/11 -N33 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 -N25 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 -N32 : point 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 -N46 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/12 -N20 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -519/12 -N23 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -45/13 -N23 : point 60


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 03/07/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 03/09/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

28/01/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 107 from 30.03.2015, p.4

Application: OJ C 274 from 21.09.2013, p.6

Name of the parties

Kolassa

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Müller, Michael: EuGVVO: Gerichtsstand für Schadensersatzklage eines Verbrauchers wegen Wertverlust einer Finanzinvestition, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.218-226 (DE)
  2. Freitag, Robert: Internationale Prospekthaftung revisited – Zur Auslegung des europäischen Kollisionsrechts vor dem Hintergrund der „Kolassa“-Entscheidung des EuGH, Wertpapier-Mitteilungen 2015 p.1165-1173 (DE)
  3. Cotiga, Andra: I.A. Régulation européenne. C.J.U.E., 28 Janvier 2015, Harald Kolassa c. Barclays Bank PLC, Aff. C-375/13, Revue Internationale des Services Financiers 2015 n° 02 p.40-49 (FR)
  4. Meilhac-Perri, Marion: II. A Régulation européenne. C.J.U.E. (4ème CH), 18 Janvier 2005, Aff. C-375/13, Harald Kolassa c. Barclays Bank PLC, Revue Internationale des Services Financiers 2015 n° 02 p.70-73 (FR)
  5. Haftel, Bernard: Circulation internationale des titres financiers, action en responsabilité et compétence juridictionnelle : questions de qualification, Revue des contrats 2015 p.547-551 (FR)
  6. Strikwerda, L.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2015 nº 4088-4090 (NL)
  7. Haentjens, M. ; Verheeij, D.J.: Waar ziin de effecten? Lokaliseren van vermogensschade na Kolassa, Aansprakelijkheid en verzekering - A & V 2015 p.156-163 (NL)
  8. Psaroudakis, Giorgos: Forum actoris stis agoges zimiothenton ependyton, Epitheorisis tou Emporikou Dikaiou 2015 p.939-943 (EL)
  9. Miguel Asensio, Pedro A. de: Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 28 de enero de 2015, asunto C-375/13, Harald Kolossa y Barclays Bank plc., Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2015 n°67 p. 189-192 (ES)
  10. Laazouzi, Malik: Cour de justice, 4e ch., 28 janvier 2015, Harald Kolassa, aff. C-375/13, ECLI:EU:C:2015:37, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2015 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2015 p.827-831 (FR)
  11. Steinrötter, Björn: Der notorische Problemfall der grenzüberschreitenden Prospekthaftung, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2015 Heft 7 p.407-414 (DE)
  12. Combet, Mathieu: La protection des investisseurs dans l'espace judiciaire européen et les risques de dissémination du contentieux pour les établissements bancaires et financiers, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2015 nº 103 p.49-53 (FR)
  13. Idot, Laurence: Compétence en matière d'investissements financiers, Europe 2015 Mars Comm. nº 3 p.37-38 (FR)
  14. Boskovic, Olivera: Compétence européenne en matière délictuelle : localisation du préjudice financier subi par l'investisseur, Revue critique de droit international privé 2015 nº 4 p.934-940 (FR)
  15. Fyon, Marc: Regards croisés sur l’arrêt Kolassa et sur diverses questions liées aux actions en responsabilité à l’encontre des émetteurs d'instruments financiers, Tijdschrift voor rechtspersoon en vennootschap 2016 p.416-429 (FR)
  16. Lehmann, Matthias: Prospectus liability and private international law – assessing the landscape after the CJEU’s Kolassa ruling (Case C-375/13), Journal of private international law 2016 Vol. 12 p.318-343 (EN)
  17. Wendelstein, Christioph: Die Behandlung der Prospekthaftung des Emittenten im europäischen Zuständigkeitsrecht, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2016 p.140-148 (DE)
  18. Staudinger, Ansgar ; Bauer, Christina: Der Vertragsbegriff des Art. 15 Abs. 1 lit. c EuGVVO 2001 (Art. 17 Abs. 1 lit. c EuGVVO) in typischen „Vermittlerkonstellationen“ – eine Abgrenzung von Pauschalreise- zu Kapitalanlageverträgen, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2016 p.107-111 (DE)
  19. Wautelet, Patrick: L'arrêt Kolassa: quel tribunal pour le contentieux de l'investissement financier?, Revue de droit commercial belge 2017 p.53-64 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Handelsgericht Wien - Austria

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Provisions of national law referred to

Bundesgesetz über das öffentliche Anbieten von Wertpapieren und anderen Kapitalveranlagungen und über die Aufhebung des Wertpapier-Emissionsgesetzes (Kapitalmarktgesetz - KMG), article 11 Bundesgesetz über Investmentfonds (Investmentfondsgesetz 2011 – InvFG 2011), article 26

Bundesgesetz über das öffentliche Anbieten von Wertpapieren und anderen Kapitalveranlagungen und über die Aufhebung des Wertpapier-Emissionsgesetzes (Kapitalmarktgesetz - KMG), Paragraph 11 Bundesgesetz über Investmentfonds (Investmentfondsgesetz 2011 – InvFG 2011), Paragraph 26 Gesetz vom 1. August 1895, über die Ausübung der Gerichtsbarkeit und die Zuständigkeit der ordentlichen Gerichte in bürgerlichen Rechtssachen (Jurisdiktionsnorm - JN), Paragraph 41

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

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French