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Document 62009CN0147

Case C-147/09: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Wien (Austria) lodged on 24 April 2009 — Ronald Seunig v Maria Hölzel

OJ C 153, 4.7.2009, p. 27–27 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

4.7.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 153/27


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Wien (Austria) lodged on 24 April 2009 — Ronald Seunig v Maria Hölzel

(Case C-147/09)

2009/C 153/50

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberlandesgericht Wien

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Ronald Seunig

Respondent: Maria Hölzel

Questions referred

1.

(a)

Is the second indent of Article 5(1)(b) 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 (1) (‘Regulation No 44/2001’) applicable in the case of a contract for the provision of services also where the services are, by agreement, provided in several Member States?

If the answer to that question is in the affirmative,

Should the provision referred to be interpreted as meaning that

(b)

the place of performance of the obligation that is characteristic of the contract must be determined by reference to the place where the service provider’s centre of business is located, which is to be determined by reference to the amount of time spent and the importance of the activity;

(c)

in the event that it is not possible to determine a centre of business, an action in respect of all claims founded on the contract may be brought, at the applicant’s choice, in any place of performance of the service within the Community?

2.

If the answer to the first question is in the negative,

Is Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation No 44/2001 applicable in the case of a contract for the provision of services also where the services are, by agreement, provided in several Member States?


(1)  OJ 2001 L 12, p. 1.


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