Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Lennestadt (Germany) lodged on 19 January 2021 – Nemzeti Útdíjfizetési Szolgáltató Zrt., National Toll Payment Services PLC v NW

(Case C-30/21)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Lennestadt

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Nemzeti Útdíjfizetési Szolgáltató Zrt., National Toll Payment Services PLC

Defendant: NW

Question referred

Is Article 1(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 1 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 to be interpreted as meaning that judicial proceedings brought by a State-owned company against a natural person domiciled in another Member State, for the purposes of recovering a debt, which is punitive in nature, for the unauthorised use of a toll road, come within the scope of that regulation?

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1 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 (OJ 2012 L 351, p. 1).