CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – FOOTBALL – ADVANTAGE

Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision of the European Commission finding that a Spanish professional football club has benefited from a State aid, in the context of compensation awarded to it by a transactional agreement related to a dispute with a municipality (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After the cases concerning State aid to the football clubs of Barcelona, Bilbao and Alicante, mentioned in the previous issue of this column (Trib. EU, 26 Feb. 2019, Athletic Club, Case T-679/16, EU:T:2019:112, Trib. UE, 26 Feb. 2019, Fútbol Club Barcelona, Case T-865/16, EU:T:2019:113, Trib. UE, 22 Mar. 2019, Hércules Club de Fútbol, case T-766/16, EU:T:2019:173, comm. R. Vuitton, Concurrences No 2-2019, pp. 133-137), it is Real Madrid, a famous club from Madrid, which has just made European legal news. The case giving rise to the judgment under comment originated in the renovation of the Santiago-Bernabéu stadium in Madrid. With a view to that renovation,

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Raphaël Vuitton, Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision of the European Commission finding that a Spanish professional football club has benefited from a State aid, in the context of compensation awarded to it by a transactional agreement related to a dispute with a municipality (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol), 22 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91592, pp. 137-139

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