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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado de lo Mercantil n.º 2 de Madrid (Spain) lodged on 22 January 2020 — RH v AB Volvo and Others

(Case C-30/20)

Language of the case: Spanish

Referring court

Juzgado de lo Mercantil n.º 2 de Madrid

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: RH

Defendants: AB Volvo, Volvo Group Trucks Central Europe GmbH, Volvo Lastvagnar AB, Volvo Group España, S. A.

Question referred

Should Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council 1 of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, which establishes that a person domiciled in a Member State may be sued in another Member State: ‘… in matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict, in the courts for the place where the harmful event occurred or may occur’, be interpreted as establishing only the international jurisdiction of the courts of the Member State for the aforesaid place, meaning that the national court with territorial jurisdiction within that State is to be determined by reference to domestic rules of procedure, or should it be interpreted as a combined rule which, therefore, directly determines both international jurisdiction and national territorial jurisdiction, without any need to refer to domestic regulation?


1 OJ 2012 L 351, p. 1.