Marinari v Lloyd’s Bank: ECJ 19 Sep 1995

A ‘harmful event’ occurred where the physical damage was suffered and not at the time and place of a later financial loss.
Europa The term ‘place where the harmful event occurred’ in Article 5(3) of the Convention of 27 September 1968 on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters does not, on a proper interpretation, cover the place where the victim claims to have suffered financial damage folowing upon initial damage arising and suffered by him in another Contracting State. Although that term may cover both the place where the damage occurred and the place of the event giving rise to it, it cannot be construed so extensively as to encompass any place where the adverse consequences can be felt of an event which has already caused damage actually arising elsewhere.


Times 19-Oct-1995, C-364/93, [1995] ECR I-2719, [1995] EUECJ C-364/93, [1996] QB 217





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Updated: 03 February 2022; Ref: scu.161183