In matters relating to a contract a defendant domiciled in a member state can be sued in the courts of the place of performance of the obligation in question1. This means that where a loan is a contract, the courts of the country in which the loaned object is delivered and subsequently exhibited would have jurisdiction to hear the dispute. In the case of matters relating to a tort, a defendant domiciled in a member state can be sued in the place where the harmful event occurred2. For example, if the loaned object were to be lost
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