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

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • -
  • 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

The General Court upholds finding that the French government grant for very high-speed broadband network did not constitute State Aid

  • Stibbe
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • October 1 2013

On 16 September 2013, the General Court rejected three applications for annulment and upheld the Commission's decision that the French government

ECJ dismisses Bouygues Telecom’s appeal on 3G licences

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • April 24 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld a Court of First Instance (CFI) judgment, which found that the retroactive reduction of fees due by Orange and SFR did not constitute State aid and was not discriminatory

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

  • Eversheds LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • 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

Court upholds EC ruling in FT state aid case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Dentons
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • 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

ECJ dismisses Belgian appeal against General Court decision to annul Commission approval of state aid to La Poste

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • September 26 2011

On 22 September 2011, the ECJ dismissed an appeal by Belgium against a General Court ruling which annulled the Commission’s decision to approve state aid in favour of La Poste, the Belgian public postal entity

ECJ rules on the recovery of aid from Scott and Kimberly Clark where there was a procedural defect

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

On 20 May 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a ruling on a reference from a French court concerning the recovery of state aid granted to Scott SA and Kimberly Clark SAS in the form of a preferential land price and preferential rate of water treatment levy

EU court orders France Telecom to repay illegal aid

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • 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