“Dieselgate” before the European Court of Justice (Michael McParland QC writes for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog)

“Dieselgate” before the European Court of Justice (Michael McParland QC writes for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog)


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In Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI) v Volkswagen AG, the European Court of Justice determined whether the special jurisdiction provisions of article 7(2) of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation (1215/2012) should be interpreted in a way which permitted Austrian courts to exercise jurisdiction over Volkswagen, the German-domiciled car manufacturer, in respect of claims for compensation arising out of the purchase in Austria of VW cars which had been equipped in Germany with a software “defeat device” to manipulate emissions figures, contrary to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 715/2007.

To read Michael’s full blog post see Practical Law’s website here


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