E-23/14 - Kimek Offshore AS v EFTA Surveillance Authority

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Action for annulment – State aid – Failure to initiate the formal investigation procedure – Admissibility – Legal interest – Status as interested party – Doubts or serious difficulties – General measures – Aid scheme

An action against the EFTA Surveillance Authority was brought before the EFTA Court on 1 December 2014 by Kimek Offshore AS. 


01/12/14 - Application received from Kimek Offshore AS.

04/12/14 - Service of the application on the EFTA Surveillance Authority.  Deadline for the defence: Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

18/02/15 - Defence received from the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

25/02/15 - Service of the defence on Kimek Offshore AS.  Deadline for the reply: Wednesday, 25 March 2015.

27/02/15 - Deadline for written observations from Governments and relevant institutions (cf. Article 20 of the Statute): Monday, 27 April 2015.

25/03/15 - Reply received from Kimek Offshore AS

01/04/15 - Service of the reply.  Deadline for the rejoinder: Monday, 4 May 2015.

27/04/15 - Written observations received from the Government of Norway

27/04/15 - Written observations received from the European Commission

12/05/15 - Service of the written observations.

The Oral Hearing in Case E-23/14 was held on Thursday, 2 July 2015 at 10:00. The hearing took place at the Court.

The judgment in Case - E-23/14 - Kimek Offshore AS v EFTA Surveillance Authority was delivered on 23 September 2015 at 5.45 pm at the Court.