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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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