European Union – Civil and commercial matters. Article 15 of Council Regulation (EC) should be interpreted as applying to a lawsuit pending before a court of a member state seeking an order that a debtor pay a sum of money due under a contract for the provision of services and pay monetary damages for failure to comply with that contractual obligation, in the event that: (i) the debtor had been declared insolvent in insolvency proceedings opened in another member state; and (ii) the declaration of insolvency applied to all of the debtor's assets. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning payment of a sum due by way of remuneration for services provided by the applicant to a company before it became insolvent.