CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - DE MINIMIS REGULATION - PREVIOUS AID - AMENDMENT

De minimis amount: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the de minimis aid Regulation does not preclude a Member State from allowing aid applicants to amend their application for aid so as not to exceed the de minimis ceiling, provided that the amendment is made before the de minimis aid is granted (INAIL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case concerns Articles 3 and 6 of Regulation 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 [" de minimisRegulation"]. Background Zennaro Giuseppe Legnami ["the company"] complained of the refusal by the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work in Italy ["INAIL"] to pay financing in its favour which would have exceeded the de minimis amount of EUR 200 000 laid down in Article 3(2) of the de minimis Regulation. The company has challenged INAIL's decision before the Italian courts. Judgment of the Court The Italian Council of State referred two questions to the Court for a preliminary ruling on the

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

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Jacques Derenne, Caterina Romagnuolo, De minimis amount: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the de minimis aid Regulation does not preclude a Member State from allowing aid applicants to amend their application for aid so as not to exceed the de minimis ceiling, provided that the amendment is made before the de minimis aid is granted (INAIL), 28 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99169, p. 168

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