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Document 62019TA0363

Case T-363/19 and T-456/19: Judgment of the General Court of 8 June 2022 — United Kingdom and ITV v Commission (State aid — Aid scheme implemented by the United Kingdom in favour of certain multinational groups — Decision declaring the aid scheme incompatible with the internal market and unlawful and ordering the recovery of the aid paid — Advance tax rulings — Tax regime relating to the financing of groups and concerning in particular controlled foreign companies — Selective tax advantages)

OJ C 294, 1.8.2022, p. 21–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

1.8.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 294/21


Judgment of the General Court of 8 June 2022 — United Kingdom and ITV v Commission

(Case T-363/19 and T-456/19) (1)

(State aid - Aid scheme implemented by the United Kingdom in favour of certain multinational groups - Decision declaring the aid scheme incompatible with the internal market and unlawful and ordering the recovery of the aid paid - Advance tax rulings - Tax regime relating to the financing of groups and concerning in particular controlled foreign companies - Selective tax advantages)

(2022/C 294/29)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant in case T-363/19: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (represented by: F. Shibli and S. McCrory, acting as Agents, and by P. Baker QC, and T. Johnston, Barrister)

Applicants in case T-456/19: ITV plc (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: J. Lesar, Solicitor, and K. Beal QC)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: L. Flynn, S. Noë and B. Stromsky, acting as Agents and, in Case T 456/19, by M. Clayton and M. Segura Catalán, lawyers)

Interveners in support of the defendant in case T-456/19: United Kingdom (represented by: F. Shibli and S. McCrory, acting as Agents, and by P. Baker QC, and T. Johnston, Barrister), LSEGH (Luxembourg) Ltd (London), London Stock Exchange Group Holdings (Italy) Ltd (London) (represented by: A. von Bonin, O. Brouwer and A. Pliego Selie, lawyers)

Re:

Applications under Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1352 of 2 April 2019 on the State aid SA.44896 implemented by the United Kingdom concerning CFC Group Financing Exemption (OJ 2019 L 216, p. 1).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Joins Cases T-363/19 and T-456/19 for the purposes of the present judgment;

2.

Dismisses the actions;

3.

Orders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission in Case T-363/19;

4.

Orders ITV plc to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Commission in Case T-456/19;

5.

Orders LSEGH (Luxembourg) Ltd and London Stock Exchange Group Holdings (Italy) Ltd to bear their own costs;

6.

Orders the United Kingdom to bear its own costs in Case T-456/19.


(1)  OJ C 263, 5.8.2019.


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