Judgment of the Court of 13 May 2003.

Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Articles 43 EC and 56 EC - Rights attaching to the United Kingdom's Special Share in BAA plc.

Case C-98/01.


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Judgment (OJ)
05/07/2003 Commission v United Kingdom
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ECLI:EU:C:2003:273
13/05/2003 Commission v United Kingdom
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2003:273
13/05/2003 Commission v United Kingdom
Opinion
06/02/2003 Commission v United Kingdom
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Reports of Cases

2003 I-04641

Subject-matter

Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations ─ Article 52 of the EC Treaty (now, following amendment, Article 43 EC) and Article 73b of the EC Treaty (now Article 56 EC) ─ Memorandum of association of a company (BAA plc) limiting acquisition of shares issued with voting rights and laying down an authorisation procedure concerning disposal of assets of the company, control of subsidiaries and winding-up

Systematic classification scheme

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B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-05 Free movement of capital and freedom of payments


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/02/2001

Date of the Opinion

  • 06/02/2003

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

13/05/2003


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 134 from 05.05.2001, p.9

Judgment: OJ C 158 from 05.07.2003, p.4

Name of the parties

Commission v United Kingdom

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Vos, Sebastiaan F.A.: Uitspraak Hof over "gouden aandelen", Nederlandse staatscourant 2003 nº 97 p.7
  2. Schutte-Veenstra, J.N.: Ondernemingsrecht 2003 p.353-354
  3. Wellige, Kristian: Weg mit dem VW-Gesetz, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2003 p.427-433
  4. Ruge, Reinhard: EuGH: Goldene Aktien V: Flugverkehrskontrolle in Großbritannien, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2003 p.540-542
  5. Drijber, B.J.: Gouden aandelen verder in de min, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2003 p.182-186
  6. Vidmar, Matija: Zlate delnice, t. i. Golden shares, Evropsko pravo in praksa 2003 p.58-59
  7. Kilian, Wolfgang: Vom sinkenden Wert der "Goldenen Aktien", Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2003 p.2653-2655
  8. Gippini-Fournier, Eric ; Rodríguez Míguez, José Antonio: Actions spécifiques dans les sociétés privatisées: le beurre ou l'argent du beurre. A propos des arrêts de la Cour de justice des 4 juin 2002 et 13 mai 2003 sur les "golden shares", Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2003 nº 1 p.39-86
  9. Volck Madsen, Lars: The second round in the battle over state held Golden Shares, European Law Reporter 2003 p.327
  10. Spindler, Gerald: Deutsches Gesellschaftsrecht in der Zange zwischen Inspire Art und Golden Shares?, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2003 p.850-858
  11. Colangelo, G.: Il Foro italiano 2003 IV Col.405-406
  12. Boscolo, E.: Il Foro italiano 2003 IV Col.406-407
  13. Ballester, R.: Libre circulation des capitaux et liberté d'établissement. Arrêts "Golden Shares", Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2003 nº 2 p.530-531
  14. Valaguzza, Sara: Giurisprudenza comunitaria in tema di golden share e principio di legalità, Il Foro amministrativo 2003 p.2752-2773
  15. Ballarino, Tito ; Bellodi, Leonardo: La Golden Share nel diritto comunitario. A proposito delle recenti sentenze della Corte comunitaria, Rivista delle società 2004 p.2-42
  16. Luby, Monique: Chronique de jurisprudence du Tribunal et de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes, Journal du droit international 2004 p.601-602



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Free movement of capital

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Jann

Advocate General

Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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