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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
  • 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


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 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


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


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


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


National court obliged to recover illegal state aid
  • Nabarro LLP
  • France, European Union
  • 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
  • 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 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