Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 28 March 2017

PJSC Rosneft Oil Company v Her Majesty's Treasury and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) — Restrictive measures adopted in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine — Provisions of Decision 2014/512/CFSP and Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 — Validity — Jurisdiction of the Court — EU-Russia Partnership Agreement — Obligation to state reasons — Principles of legal certainty and nulla poena sine lege certa — Access to capital markets — Financial assistance — Global Depositary Receipts — Oil sector — Request for interpretation of concepts of ‘shale’ and ‘waters deeper than 150 metres’ — Inadmissibility

Case C-72/15


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
05/05/2017 Rosneft
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:236
28/03/2017 Rosneft
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:236
28/03/2017 Rosneft
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2016:381
31/05/2016 Rosneft
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
24/04/2015 Rosneft
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.10 Judicial review
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.00 General
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.10 Judicial review
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
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.49 Principles of legality and proportionality of criminal offences and penalties
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.00 General
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.00 General
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.03 Scope
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 18/02/2015

Date of the Opinion

  • 31/05/2016

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

28/03/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 161 from 22.05.2017, p.2

Application: OJ C 155 from 11.05.2015, p.12

Name of the parties

Rosneft

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Compétence de la Cour de justice, Europe 2017 Avril nº 05 p.12-13 (FR)
  2. Berlin, Dominique: Compétence de la Cour : textes et interprétation, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2017 nº 16 p.772 (FR)
  3. Henze, Thomas ; Jahn, Jannika: Die Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der EU Unter der Kontrolle des EuGH, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2017 p.506-511 (DE)
  4. Rovetta, Davide ; Beretta, Laura Carola: EU Economic Sanctions Law Against Russia After the ‘Rosneft’ Judgment by the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Get Me a Lawyer!, Global Trade and Customs Journal 2017 p.240-246 (EN)
  5. Van der Mei, A.P.: De jurisdictie van het Hof van Justitie op het terrein van het gemeenschappelijk buitenlands en veiligheidsbeleid, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2017 p.141-147 (NL)
  6. Takis, Athanasios: Armenopoulos 2017 p.871-872 (EL)
  7. Soņeca, Viktorija ; Petrocka-Petrovska, Elīza: Eiropas Savienības tiesa : aktualitātes judikatūrā, Jurista vārds 2017 50 p.28-32 (LV)
  8. Andrés Sáenz de Santa María, Paz: Mejorando la lex imperfecta: tutela judicial efectiva y cuestión prejudicial en la PESC (a propósito del asunto Rosneft), Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2017 nº 58 p.871-903 (ES)
  9. Bosse-Platière, Isabelle: Le juge de l'Union, artisan de la cohérence du système contrôle juridictionnel au sein de l'Union européenne, y compris en matière de PESC, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 2017 n°3 p.555-563 (FR)
  10. Poli, Sara: The Common Foreign Security Policy after Rosneft: Still imperfect but gradually subject to the rule of law, Common Market Law Review 2017 p.1799–1834 (EN)
  11. Coutron, Laurent: Cour de justice, gde ch., 28 mars 2017, Rosneft e.a., aff. C-72/15, ECLI:EU:C:2017:236, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2017, Bruylant, Bruxelles. Décisions et commentaires 2018, p. 193-210 (FR)
  12. Gatti, Mauro: Juridiction de la Cour de justice sur les renvois préjudiciels en matière de politique étrangère et de sécurité commune : à propos de l'arrêt Rosneft de la CJUE, Annuaire français de droit international LXIII/2017 (2018), p. 440-447 (FR)
  13. Martínez Capdevila, Carmen: La sentencia en el asunto Rosneft : el TJUE maximiza su jurisdicción en la PESC : (a costa de la coherencia con su propia jurisprudencia), Revista española de Derecho Europeo 2018 nº 67 p. 95-110 (ES)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court) - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • External relations
  • - Common foreign and security policy
  • General and final provisions

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rosas

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French