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Court of Justice—where must a shareholder dispute take place? (E.ON Czech Holdings AG v Michael Dědouch)

Published on: 14 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: The question referred to the European Court of Justice was whether Article 22(2) of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 (Brussels I) provided that issues relating to the validity of the constitution of a company and the dissolution of a company were to be determined in the member state in which the company had its seat. The Court of Justice held that art 22(2) must be interpreted as meaning that an action for the review of the reasonableness of the consideration that a principal shareholder is required to pay to the minority shareholder comes within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Member State in which that company in which the shares are held is established. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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