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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) lodged on 13 November 2020 – UE v ShareWood Switzerland AG and VF

(Case C-595/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberster Gerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: UE

Respondents: ShareWood Switzerland AG, VF

Question referred

Is Article 6(4)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) 1 to be interpreted as meaning that a contract for the purchase of teak and balsa trees between an undertaking and a consumer, which is intended to confer ownership of the trees, which are then managed, harvested and sold for profit, and which includes for that purpose a lease agreement and a service agreement, is to be regarded as ‘a contract relating to a right in rem in immovable property or a tenancy of immovable property’ within the meaning of that provision?


1 OJ 2008 L 177, p. 6.