‘The CJEU’s Decision in Wikingerhof: Towards a New Distinction Between Contract and Tort?’

“Earlier today, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU rendered its long-awaited decision in Case C-59/19 Wikingerhof. The case, which concerns the claim for an injunction brought by a German hotel against the online platform booking.com, goes back to the age-old question of where to draw the line between special jurisdiction for contract and tort under Article 7 Brussels Ia if the two parties are bound by a contract but the claim is not strictly-speaking based on it …” (more)

[Tobias Lutzi, Conflict of Laws .net, 24 November]

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