Official Journal of the European Union

C 222/12

Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 19 March 2020 — ClientEarth v European Commission

(Case C-612/18 P) (1)

(Appeal - Access to documents of the institutions - Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Article 4(1)(a), third indent, and (6) - Exceptions to the right of access - Protection of the public interest as regards international relations - Documents drawn up by the European Commission’s legal service concerning Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Investment Court System in EU trade agreements - Partial refusal of access)

(2020/C 222/12)

Language of the case: English


Appellant: ClientEarth (represented by: O. W. Brouwer and E. M. Raedts, advocaten, and N. Frey, Solicitor)

Other party to the proceedings: European Commission (represented by: J. Baquero Cruz, F. Clotuche-Duvieusart and C. Ehrbar, acting as Agents)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the appeal;


Orders ClientEarth to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission.

(1)  OJ C 93, 11.3.2019.