Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2022 — Pilatus Bank and Pilatus Holding v ECB
(Case T-27/19) (1)
(Economic and monetary policy - Prudential supervision of credit institutions - Specific supervisory tasks conferred on the ECB - Decision to withdraw a credit institution’s authorisation - Indictment of the main shareholder in a third country - Criterion of good repute - Perception of good repute by the market - Presumption of innocence - Proportionality - Rights of the defence)
Language of the case: English
Applicants: Pilatus Bank plc (Ta’Xbiex, Malta), Pilatus Holding Ltd. (Ta’Xbiex) (represented by: O. Behrends, lawyer)
Defendant: European Central Bank (represented by: E. Yoo, M. Puidokas and A. Karpf, Agents)
Intervener in support of the defendant: European Commission (represented by: D. Triantafyllou, A. Nijenhuis and A. Steiblytė, Agents)
Application based on Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of the decision of the ECB of 2 November 2018 withdrawing the authorisation of Pilatus Bank to take up the business of a credit institution.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Pilatus Bank plc and Pilatus Holding Ltd. to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Central Bank (ECB);
Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs.
(1) OJ C 72, 25.2.2019.