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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


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
  • European Union, France
  • 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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