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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

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

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

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

  • Stibbe
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  • European Union, France
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  • 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

National court obliged to recover illegal state aid

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 22 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in case C-109, re-emphasised the obligation upon national courts to recover unlawful State aid in its ruling on a French referral concerning aid granted to the Centre d'exportation du livre français (CELF

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

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

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