Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 15 September 2016

Philip Morris Ltd v European Commission

Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents drawn up in the context of the preparatory works leading to the adoption of the directive on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products — Refusal to grant access — Exception relating to the protection of court proceedings and legal advice — Exception relating to the protection of the decision-making process — Overriding public interest

Case T-796/14


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/10/2016 Philip Morris v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2016:483
15/09/2016 Philip Morris v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2016:483
15/09/2016 Philip Morris v Commission
Application (OJ)
30/01/2015 Philip Morris v Commission
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.04 Pleas in law
      3.02.04.04 Infringement of essential procedural requirements
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.01 Principles
        2.03.02.01.02 Obligation to state reasons
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.01 Principles
        2.03.02.01.01 Strict interpretation and application
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.01 Principles
        2.03.02.01.03 Concrete, individual examination of the documents
          2.03.02.01.03.01 Obligation to carry out a concrete, individual examination
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.02 Prior balancing of the interests at stake
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.01 Principles
        2.03.02.01.02 Obligation to state reasons
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.04 Protection of court proceedings and legal advice
          2.03.02.03.04.02 Legal advice
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.04 Protection of court proceedings and legal advice
          2.03.02.03.04.02 Legal advice
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.01 Principles
        2.03.02.01.03 Concrete, individual examination of the documents
          2.03.02.01.03.02 Exceptions to the obligation to carry out a concrete, individual examination
            2.03.02.01.03.02.02 General presumptions of confidentiality by reference to categories of documents
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.04 Protection of court proceedings and legal advice
          2.03.02.03.04.01 Court proceedings
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.04 Protection of court proceedings and legal advice
          2.03.02.03.04.01 Court proceedings
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.02 Exceptions
      2.03.02.03 Relative exceptions
        2.03.02.03.04 Protection of court proceedings and legal advice
          2.03.02.03.04.01 Court proceedings


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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

  • 04/12/2014

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/09/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 392 from 24.10.2016, p.30

Application: OJ C 56 from 16.02.2015, p.24

Name of the parties

Philip Morris v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Daniel, Élise: L'accès à certains documents liés à l'adoption de la directive 2014/40/UE est refusé, Europe 2016 Novembre Comm. nº 11 p.13-14 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • - Access to documents

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

huitième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Wetter

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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