Joined Cases T- 479/11 RENV France v Commission and T- 157/12 RENV IFP Énergies nouvelles v Commission [Archived]

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Joined Cases T- 479/11 RENV France v Commission and T- 157/12 RENV IFP Énergies nouvelles v Commission [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Relevant/related cases

Joined Cases T- 479/11 RENV France v Commission and T- 157/12 RENV IFP Énergies nouvelles v Commission [Archived]

CASE HUB

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 5 October 2020; it is no longer maintained.

See further, timeline and relevant/related cases.

Case facts

OutlineReferral back to the General Court following the Court of Justice’s judgment in Case C- 438/16, which was an appeal against the General Court’s judgment partially upholding an appeal against the Commission’s decision of 29 June 2011 (Case SA.23364) which found that a guarantee given to IFP was compatible with Article 107(3)(c) TFEU provided that IFP’s economic activities were conduced solely on an ancillary basis and were connected with its main activity of public research.

Latest developmentsOn 5 October 2020, the General Court issued its judgment in which dismissed the appeals in their entirety as unfounded, except that it has upheld IFP's ground of appeal that the obligations imposed on it in terms of financial reporting were disproportionate. The General Court noted that the obligation in Article 5(2) of the Commission’s 2011 decision was related to the presumption of an advantage in favour of IFP in its relations with the banking and financial institutions. However, the same did not apply to the obligations in Article 5(3) and 5(4) of Commission’s 2011 decision. The

Popular documents