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Schrems v Facebook: Jurisdiction Over Consumer Contracts Before the CJEU

DOI https://doi.org/10.21552/edpl/2017/3/20

Nicolas Blanc


Hearing before the Court of Justice of the European Union, Case C-498/16 Schrems, 19 July 2017
On the interpretation of the term ‘consumer’ and the possibility of national or cross-border ‘Austrian-style class actions’ under the Brussels I Regulation

Nicolas Blanc, trainee lawyer, currently intern at Advocate General Juliane Kokott’s cabinet at the Court of Justice of the European Union, holds a Master’s Degree from Sciences Po Law School, Sorbonne Law School and Université Paris 2. For correspondence: <mailto:contact@nicolasblanc.eu>. The author would like to thank Dr Teresa Schriebl, Judge, Administrative Court of Freiburg, and currently intern at Judge Egil Levits’ cabinet at the Court of Justice of the European Union, for her very important contribution to this case note. This case note only reflects personal opinion of the author and does not, in any way, express the views of the institution where the author is pursuing his internship. It is exclusively based on publicly available information.

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