Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 21 July 2005.

Consorzio Aziende Metano (Coname) v Comune di Cingia de' Botti.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Tribunale amministrativo regionale per la Lombardia - Italy.

Articles 43 EC, 49 EC and 81 EC - Concession for the management of a public gas-distribution service.

Case C-231/03.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
03/09/2005 Coname
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2005:487
21/07/2005 Coname
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2005:487
21/07/2005 Coname
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2005:212
12/04/2005 Coname
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Application (OJ)
20/09/2003 Coname
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Reports of Cases

2005 I-07287

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale di Brescia – Procedures for the award of public contracts in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors – Meaning of "associated undertaking" – Compatibility with Articles 43, 49 and 81 EC of a national provision qualifying an undertaking as associated even where the awarding authority holds a very small share of its capital

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      B-07.01.01 Prohibition of agreements, decisions and concerted practices
        B-07.01.01.01 Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.03 Freedom of establishment
      B-04.03.01 The various activities
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.04 Freedom to provide services
      B-04.04.01 The various services
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.02 Public procurement
      B-11.02.01 Principles governing public procurement
        B-11.02.01.01 Equal treatment and transparency
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.02 Public procurement
      B-11.02.02 General rules applicable to public contracts
        B-11.02.02.01 Scope
          B-11.02.02.01.09 'In house' exemption
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.02 Public procurement
      B-11.02.05 Concessions


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 28/05/2003

Date of the Opinion

  • 12/04/2005

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/07/2005


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 226 from 20.09.2003, p.4

Judgment: OJ C 217 from 03.09.2005, p.7

Name of the parties

Coname

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Van den Berge, I.J.: De reikwijdte van het transparantiebeginsel bij de verlening van dienstenconcessies, Jurisprudentie bestuursrecht 2005 p.241-245
  2. Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Donnat, Francis ; Lambert, Christian: Délégations de services publics, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2005 p.2340-2342
  3. Kotschy, B.: Arrêts "Stadt Halle", "Coname" et "Parking Brixen", Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2005 nº 4 p.845-853
  4. Brown, Adrian: Transparency Obligations Under the EC Treaty in Relation to Public Contracts that Fall Outside the Procurement Directives: A Note on C-231/03, Consorzio Aziende Metano (Coname) v Comune di Cingia de' Botti, Public Procurement Law Review 2005 p.NA153-NA159
  5. Gaverini, Fabrizio: Nuove precisazioni in tema di in house providing e di "controllo" sulla partecipazione, non meramente simbolica, degli enti al capitale delle società che gestiscono pubblici servizi, Il Foro amministrativo 2005 p.2004-2015
  6. G., F.: Ulteriori sviluppi sull'in house providing, Rassegna dell'avvocatura dello Stato 2005 p.44-50
  7. Idot, Laurence: Transparence et contrats de concession, Europe 2005 Octobre nº 338 p.23-24
  8. Soncini, Andrea: Trasparenza ed effettività in materia di concessioni di servizi, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2005 p.693-704
  9. Baldinato, M.: Alcune interessanti affermazioni della Corte di giustizia sull'applicazione del principio di trasparenza negli appalti pubblici, Rivista italiana di diritto pubblico comunitario 2005 p.1426-1432
  10. X: Il Foro italiano 2006 IV Col.76-79
  11. Ursi, Riccardo: La Corte di giustizia stabilisce i requisiti del controllo sulle società "in house", Il Foro italiano 2006 IV Col.79-82
  12. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2006 nº 171
  13. Braun, Christian ; Hauswaldt, Christian: Vergaberechtliche Wirkung der Grundfreiheiten und das Ende der Inländerdiskriminierung?, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2006 p.176-178
  14. Van Harten, H.J.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 2006 p.166-170
  15. Mento, Sandro: Servizi pubblici e affidamenti trasparenti, Giornale di diritto amministrativo 2006 p.407-413
  16. Prevedourou, E.: Epitheorisis Dimosiou Dikaiou kai Dioikitikou Dikaiou 2006 p.229-231
  17. Soncini, Andrea: Gli affidamenti in house: rassegna della giurisprudenza comunitaria sino alla sentenza Tragsa II del 2007, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2007 p.281-317



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per la Lombardia - Italy

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

decreto legislativo 18/08/2000 n° 267, "testo unico delle leggi sull’ordinamento degli enti locali”, art. 113 decreto legislativo, art. 14 e 15

decreto legislativo 18/08/2000 n° 267, "testo unico delle leggi sull’ordinamento degli enti locali”, art. 113 decreto legislativo 23/05/2000 n° 164, art. 14 e 15

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Timmermans

Advocate General

Stix-Hackl

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German