Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 26 May 2016

French Republic and IFP Énergies nouvelles v European Commission

State aid — Oil exploration — Implied and unlimited State guarantee conferred on the Institut français du pétrole (IFP) by the grant of the status of publicly-owned industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) — Advantage — Presumption of an advantage

Joined Cases T-479/11 and T-157/12



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/06/2016 France v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2016:320
26/05/2016 France v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2016:320
26/05/2016 France v Commission
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2012:29
25/01/2012 France v Commission
Application (OJ)
28/10/2011 France v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision C (2011) 4483 final of 29 June 2011 declaring to be in part State aid incompatible with the internal market the implicit unlimited State guarantee for the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) (French Petroleum Institute) resulting from the IFP’s status as an industrial and commercial public body (EPIC) (State aid No C 35/2008 (ex NN 11/2008)).

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.06 Formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.00 General


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

  • 09/09/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

26/05/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 251 from 11.07.2016, p.20

Application: OJ C 340 from 19.11.2011, p.26

Name of the parties

France v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Derenne, Jacques: Statut d'établissement public - Garantie implicite illimitée - Standard de preuve : Le Tribunal de l'Union européenne annule partiellement la décision de la Commission européenne qualifiant d'aide d'État la garantie implicite illimitée acordée à l'Institut française du Pétrole, Concurrences : revue des droits de la concurrence 2016 nº 3 p.134-135 (FR)
  2. Karpenstein, Ulrich ; Corzilius, Oriana: Staatliche Beihilfe kraft Rechtsform – Gewährt die Gewährträgerhaftung stets einen wirtschaftlichen Vorteil?, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2016 p.654-656 (DE)
  3. Saint-Esteben, Robert ; Honoré, Pierre: IFP v Commission : Assessment of Public Establishments of an Industrial and Commercial Character Under State Aid Rules, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2016 Vol. 7 nº 9 p.676-678 (EN)
  4. Idot, Laurence: Garantie de l'État et statut des EPIC, Europe 2016 Juillet Comm. nº 7 p.35-36 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

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 : application granted
  • 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

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

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