De plaats van het Erfolgsort in het forum delicti van het EEX: Is de puzzel gelegd?

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According to Article 7(2) Brussel I (recast) a person domiciled in a Member State may be sued in another Member State in matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict, in the courts for the place
where the harmful event occurred or may occur. The concept of a harmful event covers both the place where the damage occurred (Erfolgsort) and the place where the event causing the damage occurred (Handlungsort). This contribution focuses on the place where the event causing the damage occurred and is the follow-up to an earlier contribution in NIPR 2019, issue 2 on the location of the event causing the damage. The analysis of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU shows that the Court uses a functional method. The proximity requirement is the leading factor and this principle determines whether or not a forum damni is functional in the light of the circumstances. This forum must then also meet the foreseeability requirement. This contribution also provides an answer to the question of whether, on the basis of the case law analysed, predictions can be made for future cases.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)251-275
Number of pages26
JournalNederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7-May-2020

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