Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 July 2021

RH v AB Volvo and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado de lo Mercantil de Madrid

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Judicial cooperation in civil matters – Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters – Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 – Article 7(2) – Jurisdiction in matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict – Place where the damage occurred – Cartel declared contrary to Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area – Determination of international and territorial jurisdiction – Centralisation of jurisdiction in favour of a specialised court

Case C-30/20


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/08/2021 Volvo and Others
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:604
15/07/2021 Volvo and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:322
22/04/2021 Volvo and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/03/2020 Volvo and Others
Request for a preliminary ruling
22/01/2020 Volvo and Others
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

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3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/01/2020

Date of the Opinion

  • 22/04/2021

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/07/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Information not available

Name of the parties

Volvo and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Règlement « Bruxelles I bis » - Matière délictuelle et action en droit de la concurrence, Europe 2021, nº 10 Octobre, comm. 361 (FR)
  2. Lepièce, Annabelle ; Vandenneucker, Marie: Arrêt « Volvo » : compétence en matière d'action en réparation du dommage causé par une infraction à l'article 101 TFUE, Journal de droit européen 2021 nº 10 p. 468-471 (FR)
  3. Caiola, Antonio: Lieu de la matérialisation du dommage, juridictions compétentes et actions en réparation, Revue des affaires européennes 2021, n° 3, p. 677-684 (EN, FR)
  4. Lehmann, Matthias: Jurisdiction in suits for cartel damages: the CJEU draws a new distinction : RH v AB Volvo (C-30/20), European Competition Law Review 2022 p. 150-151 (EN)
  5. Savonet, Laura: Arrêt RH / Volvo : nouvelles précisions concernant l'article 7, 2., du Règlement Bruxelles Ibis : C-30/20, Revue de droit commercial belge 2022 p. 92-97 (FR)
  6. Gehann, Franziska: Seit CDC einmal im Kreis gedreht? : zugleich Besprechung des Urteils des EuGH in Sachen Volvo : Rs. C-30/20, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2022 p. 385-388 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Juzgado de lo Mercantil de Madrid - Spain

Subject-matter

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

Provisions of national law referred to

Ley 1/2000, de 7 de enero, de Enjuiciamiento Civil (LEC), art. 52.1.12 et 56

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Safjan

Advocate General

Richard de la Tour

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French