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

Comité d’entreprise de Nortel Networks SA and Others v Cosme Rogeau liquidator of Nortel Networks SA and Cosme Rogeau liquidator of Nortel Networks SA v Alan Robert Bloom and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the tribunal de commerce de Versailles

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 — Articles 2(g), 3(2) and 27 — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Main insolvency proceedings — Secondary insolvency proceedings — Conflict of jurisdiction — Exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction — Determination of the applicable law — Determination of the debtor’s assets falling within the secondary insolvency proceedings — Determination of the location of those assets — Assets situated in a third State

Case C-649/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
31/07/2015 Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:384
11/06/2015 Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:384
11/06/2015 Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:44
29/01/2015 Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others
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Application (OJ)
24/01/2014 Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others
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Subject-matter

Request for a preliminary ruling – Tribunal de commerce Versailles – Interpretation of Art. 2(g), 3(2) and 27 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings (OJ 2000 L 160, p. 1) – Secondary proceedings – Determination of the debtor’s assets falling within the scope of those proceedings – ‘Lockbox’ in the United States – Exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction of the Member State in which the secondary proceedings were opened (France) vis-à-vis the courts of the State in which the main proceedings were opened (United Kingdom) – Determination of the applicable law.

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
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 1346/2000 : paragraphs 3 - 7, 24, 25 - 46, 49, 50
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LG : paragraphs 1, 21, 51 - 53, 55
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P1 : paragraphs 26, 31, 32, 34, 39, 40, 42, 45, 51
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P2 : paragraphs 1, 21, 23, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 45, 46, 48
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25P1 : paragraph 45
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25P1L1 : paragraph 34
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27 : paragraphs 1, 7, 21, 23, 30, 36, 37, 46, 48
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C23 : paragraphs 3, 49
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C6 : paragraphs 3, 49
  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 8, 24, 25 - 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01P2LB : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/04 : paragraph 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -339/07 -N21 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N27 : paragraphs 31, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N21 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N22 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N23 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N27 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -327/13 -N36 : paragraph 36

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LG
  • Interprets : Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P2
  • Interprets : Regulation 1346/2000 -A27

Opinion

  • Regulation 1346/2000 : point 34
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LF : point 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LG : points 1, 3, 67, 69 - 74
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LGT1 : point 70
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LH : point 48
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03 : points 1, 4, 59, 63
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P1 : points 4, 30, 31, 35, 44, 45, 59
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P2 : points 4, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35, 41, 46, 48, 53, 54, 53, 54, 59, 61, 65, 74
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P3 : point 41
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P4 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P1 : point 63
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A12 : point 71
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A16 : points 32, 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A16P1 : point 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A16P2 : point 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A17P2 : point 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A18P1 : point 45
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A18P2 : points 44, 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A20P2 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25P1 : points 32, 44, 60
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27 : points 1, 5, 27, 41, 47, 65
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A28 : points 44, 63
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A31P1 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A31P2 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A31P3 : point 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A33 : point 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P1 : point 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P3 : point 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A35 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C08 : point 39
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C11 : point 39
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C17 : point 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C19 : point 39
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C2 : point 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C20 : points 42, 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C6 : point 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C8 : point 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -N3 : point 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 : points 22, 23
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A01P2LB : point 23
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A27 : point 60
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : point 36
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 : point 34
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 -PT12 : point 66
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 -PT21 : point 67
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 -PT22 : point 42
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 -PT34 : point 43
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52013PC0744 -PT36 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -281/02 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -281/02 -N33 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/04 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/04 -N33 : point 63
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -339/07 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -339/07 : points 31 - 33, 35, 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -339/07 -N21 : points 31, 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -339/07 -N28 : points 31, 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -444/07 -N24 : point 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -444/07 -N25 : point 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -396/09 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/10 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/10 -N16 : point 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/10 -N59 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N21 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N23 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N27 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N28 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N29 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -213/10 -N48 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -116/11 -N66 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -116/11 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -116/11 -N62 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/12 : points 35 - 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N22 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N23 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/13 -N27 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/13 : points 31, 35


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/12/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 29/01/2015

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.4

Application: OJ C 39 from 08.02.2014, p.14

Name of the parties

Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Knof, Béla: Zuständigkeit der Gerichte des Staates der Eröffnung des Sekundärverfahrens für die Bestimmung des Wirkungsbereichs dieses Verfahrens („Nortel“), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.319-320 (DE)
  2. Schulz, Patrick: Insolvenzrecht: Zuständigkeit und anwendbares Recht für Annexverfahren bei Eröffnung eines Sekundär­insolvenzverfahrens, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.596-598 (DE)
  3. Michalopoulos, Georgios N.: Dikaio Epicheiriseon & Etairion 2015 p.1257-1260 (EL)
  4. Schmidt, Jessica: (Alternative) Zuständigkeit der Gerichte des Staates der Eröffnung des Sekundärverfahrens für die Bestimmung dessen Wirkungsbereichs („Nortel“), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.515-516 (DE)
  5. Idot, Laurence: Périmètre d'une procédure secondaire en cas de "faillite" d'un groupe multinational, Europe 2015 Août-Septembre Comm. nº 8-9 p.48-49 (FR)
  6. Nourissat, Cyril: Articulation entre procédure principale et procédure secondaire d'insolvabilité, Procédures 2015 nº 8-9 p.16 (FR)
  7. Legrand, Véronique: Nouvel élargissement du champ d'application du règlement relatif à l'insolvabilité : l'affaire Nortel, Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2015 nº 135 p.16-21 (FR)
  8. Madaus, Stephan: Der Wettlauf ist eröffnet - Die Nortel-Entscheidung des EuGH, Ecolex 2015 p.775-778 (DE)
  9. Laukemann, Björn: Regulatory copy and paste: the allocation of assets in cross-border insolvencies – methodological perspectives from the Nortel decision, Journal of private international law 2016 Vol. 12 p.379-410 (EN)
  10. Thomale, Chris: Sekundärinsolvenzverfahren mit Drittstaatenbezug bei multinationalen Unternehmensgruppeninsolvenzen, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2016 p.558-563 (DE)
  11. Espiniella Menéndez, Ángel: Tribunal de Justicia : Espacio de libertad, seguridad y justicia - Competencia judicial internacional: insolvencia - Competencia judicial internacional [...] Sentencia del TJUE (Sala Primera) de 11 de junio de 2015, asunto C-649/13, Comité d'entreprise de Nortel Networks SA y otros c. A.R. Bloom y otros, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2016 nº 68 p.166-169 (ES)
  12. Veder, P.M.: Verzoek om een prejudiciële beslissing krachtens artikel 267 VWEU, ingediend door het Tribunal de commerce de Versailles (Frankrijk) bij beslissing van 21 november 2013. Insolventieverordening. Hoofdinsolventieprocedure. Secundaire insolventieprocedure. Bevoegdheidsconflict; exclusieve of gedeelde bevoegdheid; bepaling toepasselijk recht; vaststelling van de goederen van de schuldenaar die onder de secundaire insolventieprocedure vallen; lokalisatie van die goederen; goederen die zich in een derde staat bevinden, Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2017 nº 4425-4426 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Tribunal de commerce de Versailles - France

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

Berger

Advocate General

Mengozzi

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French