CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EUROPEAN UNION – STATE RESOURCES – IMPUTABILITY – PRIVATE INVESTOR

Private investor: The General Court of the European Union confirms a decision declaring unlawful and incompatible a State aid scheme leading to capital increases of a ground handling company granted by the airport managing body held by a public entity (Comune di Milano)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By judgment of 13 December 2018, the Court of First Instance dismissed the action for annulment brought by the Comune di Milano (T-167/13) against Commission Decision (EU) 2015/1225 (the 'contested decision'), holding that the capital increases made by SEA to Sea Handling for each of the financial years from 2002 to 2010 (for a cumulative amount estimated at EUR 359 644 million, excluding recovery interest) constituted unlawful and incompatible State aid (Articles 1 and 2 of the contested decision). Consequently, the Commission ordered the recovery of that aid by the beneficiary (Article 3(1) of the contested decision). SEA is the managing

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  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)

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Jacques Derenne, Dimitris Vallindas, Private investor: The General Court of the European Union confirms a decision declaring unlawful and incompatible a State aid scheme leading to capital increases of a ground handling company granted by the airport managing body held by a public entity (Comune di Milano), 13 December 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89304, pp. 151-155

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