Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 28 April 2009.

Meletis Apostolides v David Charles Orams and Linda Elizabeth Orams.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom.

Reference for a preliminary ruling - Protocol No 10 on Cyprus - Suspension of the application of the acquis communautaire in the areas falling outside the effective control of the Cypriot Government - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters - Judgment given by a Cypriot court sitting in the area effectively controlled by the Cypriot Government and concerning immovable property situated outside that area - Articles 22(1), 34(1) and (2), 35(1) and 38(1) of that regulation.

Case C-420/07.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
04/07/2009 Apostolides
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:271
28/04/2009 Apostolides
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:271
28/04/2009 Apostolides
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Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2008:749
18/12/2008 Apostolides
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Application (OJ)
08/12/2007 Apostolides
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-03571

Subject-matter

Interpretation of Article 10(1) of Protocol No 10 to the Act of Accession of Cyprus and of Articles 22, 34(1) and (2) and 35(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 (OJ 2001 L 12, p. 1) – Suspension of the application of the acquis communautaire in those areas in which the Government does not exercise effective control – Recognition and enforcement by the court of another Member State of a decision given by a Cypriot court sitting in the area of effective control and relating to land situated outside that area

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-23 Accession of new Member States
    B-23.02 Acts of accession
      B-23.02.05 Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 13/09/2007

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/12/2008

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

28/04/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 297 from 08.12.2007, p.20

Judgment: OJ C 153 from 04.07.2009, p.7

Name of the parties

Apostolides

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Bernadskaya, Elena: Chypre du Nord et le Règlement "Bruxelles I": application en suspension?, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2009 nº 36 p.75-76
  2. Christou, Theodora: ECJ rules on the recognition and enforcement of Cyprus court judgments on land rights in northern part of the island - Case C-420/07, Meletis Apostolides, Bulletin of international legal developments 2009 Vol.8 p.85-87
  3. Michel, Valérie: Partition de Chypre et champ d'application du droit communautaire, Europe 2009 Juin Comm. nº 213 p.9
  4. Idot, Laurence: Application du règlement à un immeuble situé dans la zone nord de Chypre, Europe 2009 Juin Comm. nº 262 p.42
  5. Meidanis, Haris P.: The Brussels I Regulation and the Cyprus problem before the Court of Justice. Comment on Apostolides v Orams, European Law Review 2009 p.963-975
  6. Koutrakos, Panos: Who wants to be Pandora? The Court of Justice and the Cyprus Problem, European Law Review 2009 p.345-346
  7. Samoni, K. ; Chala, S.: Armenopoulos 2009 p.1452-1455
  8. Karipsiadis, G.: Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2009 p.236-241
  9. Cortés Martín, José Manuel: Jurisprudencia del TJCE, Enero-Abril 2009, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2009 p.665-726
  10. Čihula, T.: Apostolides: K uznání a výkonu rozsudku členským státem v případě pozastavení uplatnování evropského práva na území jiného členského státu, Jurisprudence : specialista na komentování judikatury 2009 nº 5 p.39-43
  11. Avbelj, Matej: Sodna uzurpacija ciprskega vprašanja?, Pravna praksa 2009 nº 18 p.24-25
  12. Garau Sobrino, Federico F.: Jurisprudencia española y comunitaria de Derecho internacional privado, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2009 p.209-211
  13. Michailidou, Chrysoula: Zitimata anagnorisis kai ektelesis apofasis ekdotheisas apo dikastirio tis Kyprou schetika me akinito keimeno se periochi mi elegchomeni apo tin kyvernisi tou kratous aftou, Efarmoges Astikou Dikaiou 2009 p.753-759
  14. De Baere, Geert: Case C-420/07, Meletis Apostolides v. David Charles Orams, Linda Elizabeth Orams, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 28 April 2009, [2009] ECR I-3571, Common Market Law Review 2010 Vol.47 Nº 4 p.1123-1159
  15. Samoni, K. ; Chala, S.: Armenopoulos 2010 p.301-303
  16. Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis: Evropaion Politeia 2010 p.123-126
  17. Chatzimichail, Nikita: O Evropaïkos Dikastikos Choros Politikis Dikaiosynis kai to Kypriako provlima: Skepseis me Aformi tin Ypothesi Orams, Seira imeridon - Ekdosi tou IDNM se synergasia me to Panepistimio Kyprou - Τo kypriako provlima se exelixi : diethnis diastasi, zitimata diakyvernisis, anthropina dikaiomata 2010 p.113-138
  18. Molina del Pozo, Carlos F. ; Archontaki, Chrysoula: Ejecución en el Reino Unido de Sentencias dictadas en la República de Chipre (Comentario a la Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 28 de abril de 2009, Apostolides, As. C-420/07), Noticias de la Unión Europea 2011 nº 314 p.3-13



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters
  • Accession

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Convention européenne de sauvegarde des Droits de l'Homme et des Libertés fondamentales (04/11/1950), art. 6

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Silva de Lapuerta

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German