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The CJEU delivered today its judgment in case C‑70/15, Emmanuel Lebek v Janusz Domino, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters) and the Service Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000):

 “1. The concept of ‘proceedings to challenge a judgment’ referred to in Article 34(2) of [Brussels I] must be interpreted as also including applications for relief when the period for bringing an ordinary challenge has expired.

 2. The last subparagraph of Article 19(4) of [the Service Regulation] must be interpreted as excluding the application of provisions of national law concerning the system of applying for relief where the period for filing such applications, as specified in the communication of a Member State to which that provision refers, has expired”.

 Source : here