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Case C-333/20: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 7 April 2022 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Bucureşti — Romania) — Berlin Chemie A. Menarini SRL v Administraţia Fiscală pentru Contribuabili Mijlocii Bucureşti — Direcţia Generală Regională a Finanţelor Publice Bucureşti (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Value added tax (VAT) — Directive 2006/112/EC — Article 44 — Place of supply of services — Implementing Regulation (EU) No 282/2011 — Article 11(1) — Provision of services — Point of reference for tax purposes — Concept of a ‘fixed establishment’ — Company from one Member State affiliated to a company located in another Member State — Suitable structure in terms of human and technical resources — Ability to receive and use the services for the fixed establishment’s own needs — Marketing, regulatory, advertising and representation services provided by a related company to the recipient company)

OJ C 213, 30.5.2022, p. 8–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

30.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 213/8


Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 7 April 2022 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Bucureşti — Romania) — Berlin Chemie A. Menarini SRL v Administraţia Fiscală pentru Contribuabili Mijlocii Bucureşti — Direcţia Generală Regională a Finanţelor Publice Bucureşti

(Case C-333/20) (1)

(Reference for a preliminary ruling - Value added tax (VAT) - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 44 - Place of supply of services - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 282/2011 - Article 11(1) - Provision of services - Point of reference for tax purposes - Concept of a ‘fixed establishment’ - Company from one Member State affiliated to a company located in another Member State - Suitable structure in terms of human and technical resources - Ability to receive and use the services for the fixed establishment’s own needs - Marketing, regulatory, advertising and representation services provided by a related company to the recipient company)

(2022/C 213/08)

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Curtea de Apel Bucureşti

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Berlin Chemie A. Menarini SRL

Defendant: Administraţia Fiscală pentru Contribuabili Mijlocii Bucureşti — Direcţia Generală Regională a Finanţelor Publice Bucureşti

Intervener: Berlin Chemie AG

Operative part of the judgment

Article 44 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax, as amended by Council Directive 2008/8/EC of 12 February 2008, and Article 11(1) of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 282/2011 of 15 March 2011 laying down implementing measures for Directive 2006/112 must be interpreted as meaning that a company which has its registered office in one Member State does not have a fixed establishment in another Member State on the ground that that company owns a subsidiary there that makes available to it human and technical resources under contracts by means of which that subsidiary provides, exclusively to it, marketing, regulatory, advertising and representation services that are capable of having a direct influence on the volume of its sales.


(1)  OJ C 339, 12.10.2020.


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