The EU Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court which annuls the Commission’s decision and classifies as State aid the Spanish tax scheme in the football clubs sector (Fútbol Club Barcelona)

The Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court by which the Commission’s decision classifying as State aid the tax scheme of four Spanish professional football clubs had been annulled* The action which had been brought by Fútbol Club Barcelona against that decision is definitively rejected A Spanish law adopted in 1990 obliged all Spanish professional sports clubs to convert into public limited sports companies, with the exception of professional sports clubs that had achieved a positive financial balance during the financial years preceding adoption of that law. Fútbol Club Barcelona (FCB), and three other professional football clubs which came within that exception – Club Atlético Osasuna (Pamplona), Athletic Club (Bilbao) and the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol

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European Court of Justice, The EU Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court which annuls the Commission’s decision and classifies as State aid the Spanish tax scheme in the football clubs sector (Fútbol Club Barcelona), 4 March 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99564

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