Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 21 January 2020

Proceedings brought by Banco de Santander SA

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Económico Administrativo Central

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Article 267 TFEU — Definition of ‘court or tribunal of a Member State’ — Criteria — Independence of the national body concerned — Irremovability of the members — Inadmissibility of the request for a preliminary ruling

Case C-274/14


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
21/02/2020 Banco de Santander
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2020:17
21/01/2020 Banco de Santander
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2020:17
21/01/2020 Banco de Santander
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2019:802
01/10/2019 Banco de Santander
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2017:327
02/03/2017 Banco de Santander
Application (OJ)
22/08/2014 Banco de Santander
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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
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.01 Definition of court or tribunal of a Member State
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.01 Definition of court or tribunal of a Member State
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
      3.04.01.01 Definition of court or tribunal of a Member State
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.01 Direct effect, primacy and uniform application of EU law
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
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.01 Direct effect, primacy and uniform application of EU law
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 05/06/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 01/10/2019

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/01/2020


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 77 from 09.03.2020, p.2

Application: OJ C 303 from 08.09.2014, p.15

Name of the parties

Banco de Santander

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Leloup, Mathieu: Het arrest Banco de Santander: naar een verstrenging van het onafhankelijkheidsbegrip onder artikel 267 VWEU? 21 januari 2020, zaak C-274/14, Banco de Santander, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2020 p. 406-409 (NL)
  2. Rigaux, Anne: Renvoi préjudiciel - Notion de juridiction, Europe 2020, nº 3 Mars, Comm. 92 (FR)
  3. Eijnden, Paulien Maria van den: Banco de Santander SA : noot, Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 2020 nº 20 p. 1217-1221 (NL)
  4. Jánošíková, Martina: Nie každý súd je súdom oprávneným iniciovať prejudiciálne konanie pred Súdnym dvorom, Bulletin slovenskej advokácie 2020 n° 3 p. 40-42 (SK)
  5. Concellón Fernández, PIlar: El concepto de órgano jurisdiccional nacional: una noción en permanente revisión, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2020 nº 66 p. 629-658 (ES)
  6. Butler, Graham: Independence of non-judicial bodies and orders for a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice, European Law Review 2020, vol. 45, n. 6, p. 870-887 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Tribunal Económico Administrativo Central - Spain

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

Real Decreto Legislativo 4/2004, de 5 de marzo, por el que se aprueba el texto refundido de la Ley del Impuesto sobre Sociedades

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Prechal

Advocate General

Hogan

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English