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ECJ Dismisses Bouygues Appeal

3 April 2009

Bouygues & Bouygues Telecom v Commission (State aid) [2009] EUECJ C-431/07

The European Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Bouygues (Case C-431/07P) against a judgment by the Court of First Instance ("the CFI") in Case T-475/04, where the CFI found that the grant of 3G mobile licences by France to Orange and SFR, the two largest mobile phone operators in France did not involve the grant of state aid. Christopher Vajda QC who was instructed by the Paris office of Denton Wilde Sapte, acted on behalf of SFR, both before the CFI and ECJ (addressing the Court in French).

For the ECJ judgment, please click here.