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EU General Court finds French aid to SeaFrance (SNCF) incompatible with state aid rules and confirms that it has to be paid back

  • NCTM Studio Legale Associato
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 3 2015

Another chapter in the long running saga about keeping SeaFrance financially afloat has come to an end. On 15 January 2015, the General Court of the

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

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

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 dismisses Bouygues Telecom’s appeal on 3G licences

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • 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

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

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • 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

Advocate General recommends ECJ dismisses France Telecom appeal

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

On 8 September 2011, Advocate General Jaaskinen handed down an opinion recommending that the ECJ dismisses an appeal by France Telecom

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

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

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • 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

Advocate General gives opinion on the latest Scott SA appeal

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 4 2010

Advocate General Mengozzi's Opinion (in case C-29007 P) of 23 February 2010, generally supports the European Commission's findings regarding State aid to Scott SA