Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber, Extended Composition) of 24 September 2019

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe v European Commission

State aid — Aid granted by Luxembourg — Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market and unlawful and ordering its recovery — Tax ruling — Advantage — Arm’s length principle — Selectivity — Presumption — Restriction of competition — Recovery

Case T-755/15



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
22/11/2019 Luxembourg v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2019:670
24/09/2019 Luxembourg v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:T:2019:670
24/09/2019 Luxembourg v Commission
Application (OJ)
29/01/2016 Luxembourg v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.04 Selective nature of the measure
        4.09.01.04.01 Selective nature of national tax measures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.07 Commission decision following the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.07.01 Statement of reasons for the decision following the formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.02 Damage to competition and effect on trade
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.04 Legal certainty
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.03 Amount of aid to be recovered


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References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 30/12/2015

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

24/09/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 413 from 09.12.2019, p.39

Application: OJ C 59 from 15.02.2016, p.48

Name of the parties

Luxembourg v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Luja, Raymond H.C.: Starbucks en Fiat: gaat fiscale autonomie verloren, of toch niet? Een karte beschouwing van de gevoegdezaken T-760/15 en T-636/16 van 24 september 2019 (Nederland en Starbucks Cop en Starbucks Manufacturing EMEA - COmmissie), en T-755/15 en T-759/15 van 24 september 2019 (Luxemburg en Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe - Commissie), Tijdschrift voor Staatssteun 2019 p.202-204 (NL)
  2. Simester, Ian: A new European "arm's length" principle, The Law Quarterly Review 2020 p. 370-375 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

septième chambre élargie (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Tomljenović

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • French, English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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