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On the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents)
Article 9

Article 9 — Date of service

  1. Without prejudice to Article 8, the date of service of a document pursuant to Article 7 shall be the date on which it is served in accordance with the law of the Member State addressed.
  2. However, where according to the law of a Member State a document has to be served within a particular period, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant shall be that determined by the law of that Member State.
  3. Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall also apply to the means of transmission and service of judicial documents provided for in Section 2.