Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 3 April 2014

Irmengard Weber v Mechthilde Weber

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht München

Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 22(1) — Exclusive jurisdiction — Disputes in proceedings which have as their object rights in rem in immovable property — Nature of the right of pre-emption — Article 27(1) — Lis pendens — Concept of proceedings involving the same cause of action and between the same parties — Relationship between Articles 22(1) and 27(1) — Article 28(1) — Related actions — Criteria for assessing whether to stay proceedings

Case C‑438/12


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/05/2014 Weber
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:212
03/04/2014 Weber
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:212
03/04/2014 Weber
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:43
30/01/2014 Weber
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Application (OJ)
23/11/2012 Weber
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Oberlandesgericht München – Interpretation of Articles 22(1), 27, 28 and 35(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (OJ 2001 L 12, p. 1) – Lis pendens – Proceedings involving the same cause of action and between the same parties brought in the courts of different Member States – Interpretation of ‘the same cause of action’ and ‘the same parties’ – Situation in which the first action was brought by a third party against both parties and the second action was brought by one of those parties against the other

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.00 General
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.07 Oral procedure
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.03 Exclusive nature of the role of the national court in making the reference
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 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

  • 02/10/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 30/01/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

03/04/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 159 from 26.05.2014, p.6

Application: OJ C 379 from 08.12.2012, p.16

Name of the parties

Weber

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Dietze, Jan: EuGVVO: Ausschließliche Zuständigkeit für unbewegliche Sachen trotz Anrufung eines Gerichts in anderem Mitgliedstaat, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.472-473 (DE)
  2. Scholz, Florian: Europäische Rechtshängigkeit und ausschließliche Zuständigkeit, Ecolex 2014 p.524-528 (DE)
  3. Vogl, Thorsten: Zur Aussetzung durch später angerufenes ausschließlich zuständiges Gericht („Weber“), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.433-434 (DE)
  4. Ofner, Helmut: Dingliches Vorkaufsrecht fällt in die ausschließliche Gerichtsbarkeit des Belegenheitsstaats, Zeitschrift für Europarecht, internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung 2014 p.145 (DE)
  5. D'Avout, Louis: Litispendance : compétence exclusive en matière de droits réels immobiliers, Revue critique de droit international privé 2014 nº 2 p.712-721 (FR)
  6. Debernardi, Giovanna: Reg. (CE) n.44/2001: competenza giurisdizionale esclusiva e litispendenza, Giurisprudenza italiana 2014 p.1379-1381 (IT)
  7. Laazouzi, Malik: Cour de justice, 3e ch., 3 avril 2014, Irmengard Weber, aff. C-438/12, ECLI:EU:C:2014:212, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2014 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2014 p.822-825 (FR)
  8. Idot, Laurence: Compétence exclusive en matière de droits réels immobiliers et litispendance, Europe 2014 Juin nº 6 p.43 (FR)
  9. Nordmeier, Carl Friedrich: Verfahrenskoordination nach Art. 27 EuGVVO bei ausschließlichen Gerichtsständen – zugleich zur Reichweite des Art. 22 Nr. 1 EuGVVO, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2015 p.120-127 (DE)
  10. De Boer, Th.M.: Verzoek om een prejudiciële beslissing krachtens art. 267 VWEU, ingediend door het Oberlandesgericht München (Duitsland) bij beslissing van 16 februari 2012. EEX-Verordening. Bevoegdheid. Art. 22 punt 1; exclusieve bevoegdheid; geschillen inzake zakelijke rechten op onroerende goederen; aard van verkooprecht. Art. 27 lid 1; litispendentie; begrip vorderingen tussen dezelfde partijen en met hetzelfde onderwerp; verband tussen art. 22 punt 1 en art. 27 lid 1; beoordelingscriteria voor aanhouding uitspraak., Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2015 nº 35 p.4193-4194 (NL)
  11. Prütting, Hanns: Der Fall Weber des EuGH und der dingliche Gerichtsstand des Art. 22 Nr. 1 EuGVVO, Zwischenbilanz - Festschrift für Dagmar Coester-Waltjen (Ed. Gieseking - Bielefeld) 2015 p.631-635 (DE)
  12. Kern, Christoph: Richterrechtlicher Torpedoschutz, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2015 p.318-320 (DE)
  13. Kern, Christoph: Richterrechtlicher Torpedoschutz, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2015 p.347-348 (DE)
  14. Pogorelčnik Vogrinc, Neža: Sprememba Bruseljske uredbe, Pravosodni bilten 2017 nº 1 p.207-221 (SL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Oberlandesgericht München - Germany

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

Toader

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French