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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


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
  • 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


Major upheaval in Yukos matter
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, France, Netherlands, Switzerland
  • May 8 2016

In an award dated 18 July 2014, an arbitral tribunal formed under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague held unanimously


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


French tax update
  • Jones Day
  • Andorra, European Union, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Singapore
  • August 17 2015

The present French Tax Update will focus on an overview of several noteworthy publications, including decisions issued during the past few months by


ECJ hands down judgment on French State intervention in France Télécom
  • Roschier
  • European Union, France
  • March 20 2013

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") overruled the judgment of the General Court ("GC"), which annulled the Commission's decision


ECJ dismisses Belgian appeal against General Court decision to annul Commission approval of state aid to La Poste
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France, European Union
  • 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
  • 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