Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2020:896


14 October 2020 (*)

(Removal from the Register)

In Case C‑703/18,

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (United Kingdom), made by decision of 6 November 2018, received at the Court on 12 November 2018, in the proceedings

Healthspan Limited


Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs,

having regard to the written procedure,

after considering the observations submitted on behalf of:

–        Healthspan Limited, by L. Lewis and P. Nathwani, Barristers, N. Shaw QC and H. Grantham, Solicitor,

–        the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, by Z. Lavery, acting as Agent, and S. Singh QC,

–        the Greek Government, by M. Tassopoulou and K. Georgiadis, acting as Agents,

–        the Italian Government, by G. Palmieri, acting as Agent, and G.M. De Socio, avvocato dello stato,

–        the European Commission, by L. Lozano Palacios and R. Lyal, acting as Agents,


after hearing the Advocate General, J. Kokott,

makes the following


1        By letter of 26 June 2020, the Court Registry sent the referring court the judgment delivered on 18 June 2020 in KrakVet Marek Batko (C‑276/18, EU:C:2020:485), requesting it to inform the Court whether, in the light of that judgment, it wished to maintain its request for a preliminary ruling.

2        By letter of 15 September 2020, received at the Court Registry on 22 September 2020, the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (United Kingdom) informed the Court that it did not intend to maintain that request for a preliminary ruling.

3        In those circumstances, it is appropriate, pursuant to Article 100 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, to order that this case be removed from the Register of the Court.

4        Since these proceedings are, for the parties to the main proceedings, a step in the action pending before the referring court, the decision on costs is a matter for that court. Costs incurred in submitting observations to the Court, other than the costs of those parties, are not recoverable.

On those grounds, the President of the Court hereby orders:

Case C703/18 is removed from the Register of the Court.

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020.

A. Calot Escobar


K. Lenaerts




* Language of the case: English.