European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Sébastien Thomas

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Sébastien Thomas studied international and European law at the University of Groningen, Louvain-la-Neuve and at the College of Europe. He worked previously for the European Commission Legal Service, in the State aid and Anti-dumping team in Brussels and is currently working for the General Court as a référendaire.


486 Bulletin

Sébastien Thomas The EU Court of Justice upholds the finding that the construction of a new runway is inherently related to economic activity, and falls outside the scope of exercise of state authority (Leipzig Halle)


The Leipzig-Halle judgment of the CJEU: is the financing of a transport infrastructure an economic activity subject to State aid rules?* The financing and construction of transport infrastructure has often been considered in the past to fall outside the ambit of State aid rules, on the basis (...)

Sébastien Thomas The EU Court of Justice reaffirms the objective character of the notion of state aid finding that the private investor test remains applicable even in cases where the means employed by the state are not available to a private investor (EDF)


The EDF judgment of the CJEU in case C-124/10 P: towards a public investor test in EU State aid law?* On the 5th of June 2012, the Court of Justice of the EU (hereafter ‘CJEU’) delivered an important judgment in the field of European State aid law on the very notion of State aid and the (...)

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