Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 28 June 2017

Georgios Leventis and Nikolaos Vafeias v Malcon Navigation Co. Ltd and Brave Bulk Transport Ltd

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Areios Pagos

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 23 –– Jurisdiction clause — Jurisdiction clause in a contract between two companies — Action for damages — Joint and several liability of representatives of one of those companies for tortious acts — Ability of the representatives to rely upon that clause

Case C-436/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
11/08/2017 Leventis and Vafias
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:497
28/06/2017 Leventis and Vafias
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:497
28/06/2017 Leventis and Vafias
Application (OJ)
07/10/2016 Leventis and Vafias
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

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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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02 : paragraphs 39, 40
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraphs 4, 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : paragraphs 39, 40
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A06 : paragraphs 5, 39, 40
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A07 : paragraph 39
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23 : paragraphs 29 - 33, 35, 39
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23P1 : paragraphs 1, 6, 34, 40, 43
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23P1LB : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A23P1LC : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A27 : paragraphs 7, 41, 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A28 : paragraphs 8, 41, 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A33 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A34 : paragraphs 9, 10, 42
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A35 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraphs 3, 33
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A17L1 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -347/08 -N37 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -347/08 -N39 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/13 -N59 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/13 -N61 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/13 -N64 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -366/13 -N24 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/14 -N25 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/14 -N26 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/15 -N30 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/15 -N31 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/15 -N37 : paragraph 34

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A23P1

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/08/2016

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

28/06/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 283 from 28.08.2017, p.11

Application: OJ C 392 from 24.10.2016, p.11

Name of the parties

Leventis and Vafias

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Keller, Christoph: Keine Geltung einer in Vertrag zwischen Gesellschaften enthaltenen Gerichtsstandsklausel für Klage gegen Vertreter einer dieser Gesellschaften aus unerlaubter Handlung (‚‚Leventis und Vafias‘‘). EuGVVO a. F. Art. 23 Abs.1, Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2017 p.611-612 (DE)
  2. Nourissat, Cyril: Inopposabilité d'une clause attributive en cas d'action en responsabilité civile délictuelle, Procédures 2017 nº 10 p.13-14 (FR)
  3. Idot, Laurence: Invocabilité d'une clause attributive de juridiction, Europe 2017 Août Comm. nº 000 p.00 (FR)
  4. Deshayes, Béatrice: EuGH : Persönlicher Anwendungsbereich einer Gerichtsstandsklausel, IWRZ – Zeitschrift für internationales Wirtschaftsrecht 2017 p.280-281 (DE)
  5. Nieskens, Hans: Die Nebenleistung teilt das Schicksal der Hauptleistung – Immer?, Umsatzsteuer-Rundschau 2018 p.181-186 (DE)
  6. Salvadori, Margherita: L'inopponibilità agli amministratori della clausola di scelta del foro, Giurisprudenza italiana 2018 p.1428-1430 (IT)
  7. Siaplaouras, Philippos: Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen und Sreitgenossenschaft im Europäischen Zivilprozessrecht, Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union - GPR 2019 N°1 p.13-19 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Areios Pagos - Greece

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

septième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • Greek

Language(s) of the Opinion

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