Official Journal of the European Union
Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Paris (France) lodged on 14 February 2022 — Eurelec Trading SCRL v Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances, Scabel SA, Groupement d’Achat des Centres Édouard Leclerc (GALEC), Association des Centres distributeurs Édouard Leclerc (ACDLEC)
Language of the case: French
Cour d’appel de Paris
Parties to the main proceedings
Appellant: Eurelec Trading SCRL
Respondents: Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances, Scabel SA, Groupement d’Achat des Centres Édouard Leclerc (GALEC), Association des Centres distributeurs Édouard Leclerc (ACDLEC)
Are ‘civil and commercial’ matters, as defined in Article 1(1) of Regulation No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, (1) to be interpreted as including in the scope of that regulation an action — and the judicial decision rendered at the end of the proceedings — (i) brought by the French Minister for Economic Affairs and Finances pursuant to (former) Article L 442-6, I, 2o of the French Commercial Code against a Belgian company, (ii) seeking a declaration of the existence of restrictive practices, an order that they cease and an order that the alleged perpetrator of those practices pay a civil fine, (iii) on the basis of evidence obtained in the exercise of his specific powers of investigation?
(1) OJ 2012 L 351, p. 1.