CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EXCLUSIVE LICENSE – EXISTENCE OF AID – JOINT ASSESSMENT OF SEVERAL MEASURES

Exclusive license : The General Court of the European Union rules that the Commission could carry out a joint assessment of the granting of two exclusive licenses to the same beneficiary, so as to determine if they conferred an advantage on it, taking into account the context in which those transactions took place (Club Hotel Loutraki)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 8 Jan. 2015, Club Hotel Loutraki, Case T-58/13 In recent years, Greece has had to consider the privatisation of a number of enterprises, including traditional monopolies. Historically, the Public Prognostic Body for Football Prognosis (OPAP) had exclusive rights for the operation of 13 games of chance. With a view to the privatisation of OPAP and in order to increase its attractiveness to investors, the Greek authorities have taken the following two measures: first, by means of an addendum to an existing agreement, they extended for 10 years (from 2020 to 2030) the exclusive rights already granted to that body for the operation of those 13

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Bruno Stromsky, Exclusive license : The General Court of the European Union rules that the Commission could carry out a joint assessment of the granting of two exclusive licenses to the same beneficiary, so as to determine if they conferred an advantage on it, taking into account the context in which those transactions took place (Club Hotel Loutraki), 8 January 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2015, Art. N° 73099, pp. 140-142

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