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Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 7 July 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Pécsi Törvényszék — Hungary) — Hőszig Kft. v Alstom Power Thermal Services

(Case C-222/15) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Jurisdiction clause — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 23 — Clause inserted in the general conditions — Consent of the parties to those conditions — Validity and precision of such a clause)

Language of the case: Hungary

Referring court

Pécsi Törvényszék

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Hőszig Kft.

Defendant: Alstom Power Thermal Services,

Operative part of the judgment

Article 23(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters must be interpreted as meaning that a jurisdiction clause, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which, first, is set out in the client’s general terms and conditions, referred to in the instruments witnessing the contracts between those parties and forwarded upon their conclusion, and, secondly, designates as courts with jurisdiction those of a city of a Member State, meets the requirements of that provision relating to the consent of the parties and the precision of the content of such a clause.


1 OJ C 245, 27.7.2015.