European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Georges Vallindas

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Georges Vallindas is Référendaire (law clerk) at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Following a Stage with the President of the Court, Prof. Skouris, he worked from 2008 to 2013 for Judge Soldevila Fragoso at the EU General Court before joining Judge Prof. Rodin at the Court of Justice in September 2013. His PhD, “Essai sur la rationalité du droit communautaire des concentrations”, was published in 2009 and has received the “Best PhD in European law Award” from the Aix en Provence Faculty of Law (Aix-Marseille University). After the Maîtrise de droit international et européen, he earned at the end of his LLM in EU Law a French government Teaching and Research Fellowship and became an active member of the CERIC (Aix en Provence Centre for Studies and Research in International and European Law). He has been teaching EU, Constitutional & Economic Law, for many years at the Law Faculty, where he also successfully coached the Aix en Provence “European law Moot Court” Team. Since 2009, he joined the ELMC Society Board, before being elected President in April 2013. Next to his work as Référendaire, Georges Vallindas is an active EU law academic, writing papers, giving lectures and participating to international conferences, recent ones being held at Harvard Law School and Madrid. He speaks Greek, French, English and Italian.His second book "Droit européen des concentrations" was recently published by Bruylant (Brussels, 2017).

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30051 Bulletin

Georges Vallindas Amicus Curiae : An overview of EU and national case law


Amicus Curiae participation in domestic court cases is well developed in Common law countries and especially in U.S. jurisprudence. It is important to note that civil law jurisdictions do not have a tradition in using such an instrument and its introduction is mostly recent. Amicus intervention is usually not limited to any one particular kind of group and has frequently involved a range of participants, including individuals and foreign governments. Recently, this practice has been introduced in front of arbitral tribunals which have strongly advocated the participation of non-disputing parties as Amicus Curiae in such proceedings in order to ensure more transparency and public participation specifically in matters of investment arbitration.

Georges Vallindas The French Administrative Courts apply the ECJ’s preliminary ruling qualifying a tax on meat purchases as a State aid (Gemo / Nevers viandes / Lianoudis / Sobledis / Uni service Distribution / Honfleur / Picard surgelés)


Despite the efforts of public authorities in order to inform citizens about the importance of fruits and vegetables for health, Europeans and especially French, remain attached to the taste and proteins brought by meat. Like every industrial activity, the meat industry produces waste that has (...)

Georges Vallindas The French Supreme Administrative Court considers that a tax exemption for "private use" copyrights does not qualify as State aid (Syndicat des Industries de Matériels Audiovisuels Electroniques)


The French Intellectual Property Code (Code de la propriété intellectuelle), provides, inter alia, that intellectual property right holders benefit of copyright of “private copies”, i. e., copies by end-users for individual uses (“private use recording”). A dedicated Commission set the level of the (...)

Georges Vallindas The French Supreme Administrative Court holds that the over-compensation paid to health establishments for medical equipment does not constitute State aid (Syndicat National de l’Industrie des Technologies Médicales)


European States have been trying for years to reduce the expenses of their national health system. In that respect, the French Minister of Health has adopted a number of orders (arrêtés) aiming to encourage all actors in the French Social Security sector (Sécurité Sociale), and among others, public (...)

Georges Vallindas The French Administrative Supreme Court finds no State aid in case of an open and non-discriminatory tendering privatisation procedure (CIC / SG-BNP-CCF)


The liberalization of the bank sector in the European Union initiated various market restructuring, mergers and privatizations. In the case at hands, the French State decided to transfer to the private sector its majority participation in the bank “Compagnie Financière de C.I.C. et de l’Union (...)


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