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JURISDICTION: Multi-tasking

05 June 2015  

David Capps outlines an ECJ decision looking at the priority of jurisdictional grounds as between contract and tort under the Brussels Regulation

In the case of Marc Brogsitter v Fabrication de Montres Normandes EURL [2014], the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered how to reconcile the two potentially competing alternative bases for establishing jurisdiction under Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (the Brussels Regulation). Namely:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Case C-189/87 Athanasios Kalfelis v Bankhaus Schröder, Münchmeyer, Hengst and Co. & ors [1988] ECR 05565

    Case C-548/12 Marc Brogsitter v Fabrication de Montres Normandes EURL & anor (2014) Seventh Chamber, 13 March