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EU national courts may have to order recovery of state aid before European Commission makes final decision

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France, Germany
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  • November 26 2013

The European Court of Justice decided on 21 November 2013 that EU national courts must assume that a measure qualifies as State aid, if the European

Two important bills for IP rights holders adopted in France

  • Dechert LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 13 2014

This OnPoint covers the implications of two important recent developments for IP rights holders in France: (i) the ratification by the French

ECJ hands down judgment on French State intervention in France Télécom

  • Roschier
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 20 2013

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") overruled the judgment of the General Court ("GC"), which annulled the Commission's decision

Court upholds EC ruling in FT state aid case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • December 4 2009

In a second development that involves France Telecom (FT), Europe’s Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld the European Commission (EC) on Monday with respect to a 2004 ruling in which the EC decreed that tax concessions extended to FT by the French government between 1994 and 2002 constituted illegal state aid

French law fixing wind power pricing to be subject to state aid review by European Court of Justice

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 11 2012

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed earlier this month that it will undertake a formal review as to the legality, under the current EU State aid rule, of a 2008 French law under which the additional cost which non nationalised distributors and Electricité France incur in purchasing energy produced through wind power are recovered

ECJ rules on recovery of unnotified aid later declared lawful

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 12 2008

On 12 February 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a ruling on a preliminary reference from a French court (CELF C-19906) clarifying the obligations of a Member State to recover unnotified aid in a situation where the European Commission subsequently approves aid

The European Court of Justice qualifies declarations of government support as State aids

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 22 2013

In the France Télécom judgment of March 19, 2013, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) addressed the sensitive

EU court orders France Telecom to repay illegal aid

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 26 2007

France Telecom (FT) must return 798 million (U.S. $1.1 billion) in illegal tax breaks that it received from the French government between 1994 and 2002, according to a ruling handed down last Thursday by the European Court of Justice

General Court confirms that government statements of support do not constitute State aid

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 7 2010

On 21 May 2010, the General Court annulled a decision of the European Commission which had earlier concluded that certain statements, made by the French Minister of the Economy in 2002 indicating that the Government was considering making a shareholder loan to France Telecom (FT), constituted illegal State aid

Domestic courts must fulfill their role as a filter before referring a question to the European Court of Justice concerning the validity of a Commission decision

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 23 2013

In an order of April 18, 2013 (Case C-36812 - Adiamix v. DDFP de l'Orne), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recalled that, when referring a