DG COMP (Brussels)

Marie Lagrue

DG COMP (Brussels)
Case Handler

Marie Lagrue works as case handler at the European Commission, DG COMP, since June 2020. She was previously an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Group at Sheppard Mullin (Brussels). She advised on all aspects of European and French competition law, including mergers, cartels, abuse of dominance, State aid as well as distribution agreements. Her past experience includes work in several competition teams of international law firms in Paris and at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. She also taught EU Competition law at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Articles

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Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Imputability: The General Court of the European Union essentially confirms decisions declaring unlawful and incompatible State aids granted to low cost companies resulting from airport and marketing services contracts (Ryanair DAC ; Transavia Airlines CV)

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By five judgments delivered on 13 December 2018, the Court of First Instance dismissed the actions for annulment brought by the airlines Ryanair (T-165/16, T-53/16, T-111/15, T-165/15) and Transavia (T-591/15) against the Commission’s decisions considering that several airport and marketing (...)

Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Incompatible aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union rejects as manifestly unfounded the appeal against the judgment of the General Court of the European Union in the recapitalization case of the French incumbent operator in the energy market (EDF)

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By order of 13 December 2018, the Court of Justice dismissed as manifestly unfounded the appeal against the judgment of the Court of First Instance in the EDF recapitalisation case, thus bringing to an end a judicial saga lasting almost 15 years. Litigation history It will be recalled that (...)

Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Unlimited state guarantee: The Court of Justice of the European Union sets aside a judgment of the General Court of the European Union and clarifies the scope and conditions of the presumption of an advantage regarding the unlimited and implied guarantee of the State towards publicly-owned industrial and commercial establishment (Commission / France, IFP Energies nouvelles)

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The Court’s judgment of 19 September 2018, handed down on appeal by the Commission, is the continuation of the saga between the French State and the Commission concerning the status of public industrial and commercial establishments ("EPICs"). Litigation history It will be recalled that French (...)

Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Tax exemption granted to a religious community: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that a tax exemption granted to a religious community may constitute State aid if it concerns an economic activity (Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania c. Ayuntamiento de Getafe)

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Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Juzgado de lo Contencioso-Administrativo No 4 de Madrid, Spain, was made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by judgment of that court in a Grand Chamber on the question whether the tax exemptions granted by Spain to the Catholic Church (...)

Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Private investor test: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the annulment of the European Commission’s decision decided by the General Court of the European Union on the ground that the regulator did not correctly apply the private investor test (France et Orange)

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By this judgment of 30 November 2016, the Court of Justice marks the end of the case of the French Government’s public declarations in favour of France Télécom (France Télécom), which has been before the European Courts for more than ten years (see our comment on the second annulment by the Court of (...)

Jacques Derenne, Marie Lagrue Unlimited and implied State guarantee: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the Commission’s decision qualifying as State aid the unlimited implied guarantee granted to the French Petroleum Institute (France and IFP Energies Nouvelles)

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Background In its judgment of 26 May 2016, the Court of First Instance was again called upon to rule on the specific features of the French legal status of public industrial and commercial establishments ("EPICs"). These establishments have the particularity, as legal persons governed by (...)

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