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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

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

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

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

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

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 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