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Thierry Granturco

Thierry Granturco est avocat aux Barreaux de Paris et de Bruxelles, spécialiste de droit du sport. Il est actif dans le milieu du football professionnel depuis plus de 20 ans après avoir lui-même joué à haut niveau à l'Olympique Lyonnais (OL).

Taxation of Motor Vehicles in Romania is again illegal

Coming into force on 1 July 2008, an « emergency ordinance » of the Romanian Government (OUG no.50/2008) introduced , in article 2, a tax on pollution for motor vehicles transporting passengers or goods, which is presented as a measure « to improve air quality and comply with limits prescribed by the law …

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The definition of new vehicle in relations between suppliers and their networks

The registration of a vehicle alone is not enough to award it the classification of ‘pre-owned vehicle’. It was up to the Court of Appeal to research whether the vehicles had already been driven on the road. Supreme Court, Commerical Chamber, 15 March 2011, n°10-11.854, P+B, SAS Toyota France c/ …

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Commission requests Ireland and Spain to modify rules on vehicles from other Member States

The European Commission has formally requested Ireland and Spain to change the way in which they tax leased or rented vehicles from another Member State, as well as company cars in the case of Spain, so as to ensure their rules comply with EU legislation. According to EU rules, a …

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Commission requests Denmark, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Portugal to adopt measures on driving licences

The European Commission has asked Denmark, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Portugal to adapt their national legislation on driving licences so as to ensure that EU rules can be applicable as of January 2013. The Commission’s request takes the form of a reasoned opinion under EU infringement procedures. If the …

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Commission requests Ireland to modify its taxation of motor vehicles less than 3 months old

The European Commission has formally requested Ireland to modify how motor vehicles less than 3 months old are taxed as to make the rules comply with EU law. The EU Court of Justice has established that a vehicle starts to lose its value as soon as it is bought or …

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Global positioning of vehicles and the surveillance of employees

In the absence of a declaration by the CNIL, (the French Data Protection Authority), a GPS system of employee vehicles and personal information relating to them with regard to the conduct and use of a vehicle by an employee, unlawfully obtained by the employer, precludes any complaints arising thereof as …

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European protection of passengers’ rights: bus and coach users

The new regulation on passengers’ rights in bus and coach transport has just been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This is a complement to Regulation (EU) n° 1177/2010 of the European Parliament and the Council of 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling …

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Operation of an urban tourist bus line based on the principle of free establishment enshrined by the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union

The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that legislation on cabotage operations by bus or coach based on the principle of freedom to provide services only concerns the situations targeted by the regulations in question. Conversely, Article 49 TFEU that lays down the principle of freedom of …

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Excise taxes on used vehicles

On introducing into Bulgaria a used vehicle bought in France, the plaintiff was charged excise tax. He challenged the amount, considering that the tax is discriminatory, and moreover, that it is contrary to the provisions of Article 110, paragraph 1 TFEU (former Article 90 EC).

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