Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 21 May 2015

Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide SA v Evonik Degussa GmbH and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Dortmund

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Area of freedom, security and justice — Judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Special jurisdiction — Article 6(1) — Action, brought against several defendants domiciled in various Member States and which have participated in a cartel found to be contrary to Article 81 EC and Article 53 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, seeking an order for the defendants to pay damages jointly and severally and for disclosure of information — Jurisdiction of the court seised with regard to the other defendants — Withdrawal of the action in relation to the defendant domiciled in the Member State of the court seised — Jurisdiction in tort, delict or quasi-delict — Article 5(3) — Jurisdiction clauses — Article 23 — Effective enforcement of the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Case C-352/13


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
03/07/2015 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:335
21/05/2015 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:335
21/05/2015 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2443
11/12/2014 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/09/2013 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Request for a preliminary ruling – Landgericht Dortmund – Interpretation of Article 5(1) and (3), and Article 6(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) – Special jurisdiction – Action brought against several defendants domiciled in different Member States – Jurisdiction of the court over co-defendants – Situation in which proceedings have been discontinued against a defendant domiciled in the Member State of the court after the action has been served on all defendants but before the expiry of the period for lodging a defence

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
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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

  • 26/06/2013

Date of the Opinion

  • 11/12/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/05/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 236 from 20.07.2015, p.3

Application: OJ C 298 from 12.10.2013, p.2

Name of the parties

CDC Hydrogen Peroxide

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Pike, Richard ; Tosheva, Yulia: CDC v Evonik Degussa (C-352/13) and its potential implications for private enforcement of European competition law, Global Competition Litigation Review 2015 Vol. 8 Nº 2 p.82-85 (EN)
  2. Harms, Rüdiger ; Sanner, Julian Alexander ; Schmidt, Johannes: EuGVVO: Gerichtsstand bei Kartellschadensersatzklagen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2015 p.584-592 (DE)
  3. Woodgate, Tony ; Owen, Chris: Jurisdiction revisited. Forum shopping in cross-border damages claims, Competition Law Insight 2015 Vol. 14 Issue 7 p.16-17 (EN)
  4. Berlin, Dominique: Compétence du juge national, pluralité de codéfendeurs… et désistement du codéfendeur fondant la compétence du juge saisi, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2015 nº 23 p.665 (FR)
  5. Berlin, Dominique: Compétence du juge national, pluralité de codéfendeurs… et désistement du codéfendeur fondant la compétence du juge saisi, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2015 nº 23 p.1109 (FR)
  6. Gartagani, Stella ; Boyle, Nicole ; Hannah, Lesley: Jurisdiction in follow-on damages claims - AG Jaaskinen's opinion in the Hydrogen Peroxide case, Global Competition Litigation Review 2015 Vol. 8 Nº 3 p.R53-R57 (EN)
  7. Boyle, Nicole ; Chhokar, Gurpreet ; Gartagani, Stella: Jurisdiction in follow-on damages claims: update on the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the hydrogen peroxide cartel claim, Global Competition Litigation Review 2015 Vol. 8 Nº 3 p.R58-R62 (EN)
  8. Negri, Marcella: Una pronuncia a tutto campo sui criteri di allocazione della competenza giurisdizionale nel private antitrust enforcement transfrontaliero : il caso esemplare delle azioni risarcitorie c.d. follow-on rispetto a decisioni sanzionatorie di cartelli pan-europei, Int'l Lis 2015 p.78-84 (IT)
  9. Idot, Laurence: Actions en matière délictuelle en droit de la concurrence, Europe 2015 Juillet Comm. nº 7 p.34-36 (FR)
  10. Geiss, Oliver ; Daniel, Horst: Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide SA v Akzo Nobel NV and Others: A summary and critique of the judgment of the European Court of Justice of May, 21 2015, European Competition Law Review 2015 p.430-435 (EN)
  11. Mehrbrey, Kim Lars ; Jaeger, Sophia: EuGH-Entscheidung klärt internationale Zuständigkeit von nationalen Zivilgerichten in Kartellschadensersatzfällen, European Law Reporter 2015 p.146-154 (DE)
  12. Panitsas, Georgios: Ritres diaitisias/Ritres parektasis diethnous dikaiodosias kai adikopraktikes axioseis apozimiosis logo paraviasis ton kanonon antagonismou, Dikaio Epicheiriseon & Etairion 2015 p.1117-1119 (EL)
  13. Skubic, Zoran: Forum uveljavljanja odškodninske odgovornosti nezakonitih kartelov po Uredbi Bruselj I, Pravna praksa 2015 nº 22 p.24-25 (SL)
  14. Torbjörn, Andersson: Zuständigkeit und Zuständigkeitskonzentration bei Verstößen gegen europäisches Kartellrecht, Ecolex 2015 p.968-969 (DE)
  15. Stadler, Astrid: Schadensersatzklagen im Kartellrecht – Forum shopping welcome! - Zugleich Besprechung von EuGH, Urteil v. 21.5.2015 – C-352/13, Juristenzeitung 2015 p.1138-1149 (DE)
  16. Okretič, Neli: Arbitražni sporazumi in odškodninski zahtevki zaradi kršitve konkurenčnega prava, Slovenska arbitražna praksa 2015 nº 3 p.105-106 (SL)
  17. Pato, Alexia: Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia (Sala 4a) de 21 de mayo de 2015, asunto C-352/13, Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide SA c. Akzo Nobel NV y otros, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2015 n°67 p. 195-198 (ES)
  18. Laazouzi, Malik: Cour de justice, 4e ch., 21 mai 2015, Cartel Damage Claims, aff. C-352/13, ECLI:EU:C:2015:335, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2015 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2015 p.853-857 (FR)
  19. Musger, Gottfried: Internationale Zuständigkeit fur Kartellschadenersatz, Österreichische Blätter für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2015 p.235-237 (DE)
  20. Geelhand, Laurent ; Gartagani, Stella: CDC v Akzo Nobel and Others: Clarifications on the Jurisdiction Rules in Cartel Damages Claims, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2015 Vol. 6 nº 10 p.713-715 (EN)
  21. Dumitraşcu, Augustina: Curtea de Justiție a Uniunii Europene, Curierul Judiciar 2015 p.450-452 (RO)
  22. Harler, Christoph ; Weinzierl, Josef: The ECJ's CDC-Judgment on Jurisdiction in Cartel Damages Cases: Repercussions for International Arbitration, Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 2015 Heft 3 p.121-123 (EN)
  23. Wiegandt, Dirk: Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 2015 Heft 3 p.157-159 (DE)
  24. Weller, Matthias: EuGVVO - Zuständigkeitskonzentration bei Schadensersatzklage gegen mehrere Kartellanten und Reichweite einer abweichenden Gerichtsstandsvereinbarung, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2015 Heft 9 p.603-605 (DE)
  25. Темников, Олег: Кой съд е компетентен да разгледа иск за вреди, причинени от нарушение на правилата на конкуренцията, Европейски правен преглед 2015 nº XIII p.66-90 (BG)
  26. Едрева, Габриела: Международна компетентност при искове за обезщетение за вреди от трансгранични антиконкурентни практики, Европейски правен преглед 2015 nº XIII p.91-102 (BG)
  27. Nourissat, Cyril: Action indemnitaire en droit de la concurrence : quand la Cour de justice instaure un nouveau forum actoris au bénéfice des victimes..., Procédures 2015 nº 7 p.19-20 (FR)
  28. Strikwerda, L.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2016 Afl.10 p.1205-1208 (NL)
  29. Wurmnest, Wolfgang: International jurisdiction in competition damages cases under the Brussels I Regulation: CDC Hydrogen Peroxide, Common Market Law Review 2016 p. 225-247 (EN)
  30. Delikostopoulos, Ioannis: Dikaiodosia se axiosi apo adikopraxia kata pleionon enagomenon epi apagorevmenis sympraxis stin EE, Elliniki Dikaiosyni 2016 p.300-307 (EL)
  31. Kroes, Chr.F.: Luciburgum locuta, causa finita of Delphi "revisited"?, Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2016 Afl.3 p.470-477 (NL)
  32. Reydellet, Colin: Leçon 2 : De la matière délictuelle et de sa qualification....., Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2016 nº 111 p.33-36 (FR)
  33. Reydellet, Colin: Leçon 3 : De la clause attributive de juridiction et de son sort....., Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2016 nº 111 p.37-39 (FR)
  34. Mäsch, Gerald: Blondes Have More Fun (Or Have They?), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2016 p.285-291 (DE)
  35. Pato, Alexia: Collective Redress for Cartel Damage Claims in The European Union after CDC v Akzo Nobel NV and Others, Yearbook of private international law 2017 p.491-506 (EN)
  36. Thole, Christoph: Erfassen Schiedsvereinbarungen auch Kartellschadensersatzansprüche?, Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht 2017 p.133-145 (DE)
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  38. Thiede, Thomas ; Klumpe, Gerhard: A Christmas Carol - strongly inspired by Charles Dickens and CDC Hydrogen Peroxide, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2017 p.643 (EN)
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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Landgericht Dortmund - 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

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Safjan

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French