CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EUROPEAN UNION – GENERAL COURT – IMPUTABILITY – PRIVATE INVESTOR – SELECTIVITY

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)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 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 services contracts had conferred illegal and incompatible State aid on the two undertakings. By a sixth judgment delivered on the same day, the Court of First Instance annulled, as regards Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services, the Commission's decision that the two companies had received State aid in respect of Zweibrücken airport (T-77/16).

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

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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), 13 December 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89307, pp. 159-160

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