Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Mainz (Germany) lodged on 16 July 2020 – KX v PY GmbH

(Case C-317/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Landgericht Mainz

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: KX

Defendant: PY GmbH

Question referred

Is Article 18(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Article 18(1) of the Brussels I Regulation) 1 to be interpreted as meaning that, in addition to regulating international jurisdiction, the provision also lays down a rule to be observed by the adjudicating court as to the territorial jurisdiction of the national courts in matters pertaining to travel contracts where both the consumer, as the traveller, and his contractual partner, the tour operator, are domiciled in the same Member State, however the destination is not in that Member State but is located abroad (‘apparent domestic cases’), with the consequence that the consumer can bring contractual claims against the tour operator before the court for his place of residence as a supplement to national rules of jurisdiction?


1 OJ 2012 L 351, p. 1.