Article 5

Jurisdiction in other cases


1. In cases other than those provided for in Articles 3 and 4, jurisdiction to rule on

proceedings concerning the property consequences of a registered partnership shall lie

with the courts of the Member State:

(a) of the partners' common habitual residence, or failing that,

(b) of the last common habitual residence if one of them still resides there, or failing


(c) of the defendant's habitual residence, or failing that,

(d) of registration of the partnership.

2. The courts referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 may decline jurisdiction if

their law does not recognise the institution of registered partnership.