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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


Advocate General gives opinion on the latest Scott SA appeal
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, France
  • 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


ECJ rules on recovery of unnotified aid later declared lawful
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, France
  • 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


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


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


General Court annuls Commission’s decision to approve state aid granted to FagorBrandt
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, France
  • February 21 2012

On 14 February 2012, the General Court ruled that state aid granted to a French manufacturer of electrical household appliances, FagorBrandt, was not lawful and annulled the Commission’s approval decision


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


Advocate General recommends ECJ dismisses France Telecom appeal
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, France
  • September 26 2011

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


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


Two important bills for IP rights holders adopted in France
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, France
  • 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