Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 6 October 2015

A v B

Request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility — Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 — Lis pendens — Articles 16 and 19(1) and (3) — Judicial separation proceedings in a first Member State and divorce proceedings in a second Member State — Jurisdiction of the court first seised — Concept of ‘established’ jurisdiction — Lapse of the first proceedings and commencement of fresh divorce proceedings in the first Member State — Consequences — Time difference between the Member States — Effects on the procedure for seising the courts

Case C-489/14


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/11/2015 A
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:654
06/10/2015 A
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:654
06/10/2015 A
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:559
08/09/2015 A
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2015:19
13/01/2015 A
Application (OJ)
09/01/2015 A
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.10 Measures concerning family law
        4.06.02.10.01 Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments - matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.10 Measures concerning family law
        4.06.02.10.01 Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments - matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.10 Measures concerning family law
        4.06.02.10.01 Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments - matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.10 Measures concerning family law
        4.06.02.10.01 Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments - matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/11/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 08/09/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/10/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 389 from 23.11.2015, p.11

Application: OJ C 26 from 26.01.2015, p.10

Name of the parties

A

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Viganotti, Élisa: Litispendance et Bruxelles II bis, Gazette du Palais 2015 nº 308 à 309 Jur. p.11-12 (FR)
  2. Althammer, Christoph: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2015 Heft 23 p.2039-2040 (DE)
  3. Idot, Laurence: Litispendance et extinction de la première procédure, Europe 2015 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.50-51 (FR)
  4. Chalas, Christelle: Litispendance et décalage horaire dans le contentieux du divorce en Europe, Revue critique de droit international privé 2016 nº 2 p.387-394 (FR)
  5. Hilbig-Lugani, Katharina: Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2016 p.132-136 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Family Division - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

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

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Fernlund

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French