The Marseille Administrative Court of Appeal rules that the territorial authority disregarded the principle of equality in awarding a ferrying contract and failed to correctly apply three of the four Altmark criteria (Société Corsica Ferries)

On July 4, 2016, the Administrative Court of Appeal of Marseille issued a decision on the terms and conditions that apply with regard to controlling the compensation arising from public service transport concessions. Facts and procedural background The case in question pits the company Corsica Ferries against the national company of Corse Méditerranée (SNCM). Corsica Ferries was requesting the termination of an agreement between a consortium composed of SNCM and the Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation (CMN) and the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica, concerning maritime transport between Corsica and the continent. The Administrative Court of Appeal of Marseille had to assess the legality of this agreement by which the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica had entrusted the public

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