Tip of the Day: OSCOLA -Table of cases (EU cases)

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Our series of blog posts on OSCOLA aim to help you navigate through the complex and sometimes confusing rules of this referencing style. This time we concentrated on EU cases organising them in tables at the end of your work.

TIP! If you divide your table of cases by jurisdiction:

  • list European Court of Justice (ECJ), General Court (GC) – previously known as Court of First Instance (CFI) – and Commission decisions separately,
  • in chronological or numerical order,
  • cite the cases as in footnotes, with the case number first, but omitting the
    word ‘Case’.

EU cases have been given the prefix C– (for ECJ cases) or T– (for GC cases).


C-280/92 Spain v the Commission [1994] ECR I-4103
C–176/03 Commission v Council [2005] ECR I–7879
C-39/94 SFEI v La Poste [2006] ECR I-3547

T–344/99 Arne Mathisen AS v Council [2002] ECR II–2905
T-396/08 Freistaat Sachsen und Land Sachsen-Anhalt v Commission [2010] ECR II-141,
T-29/05 Deltafina v Commission [2010] ECR II-4077

Tip! If not listed separately in your table of cases, EU cases should be arranged alphabetically by first party name, followed by the case number in brackets.


Cite the ‘Case T-344/99 Arne Mathisen AS v Council [2012] ECR II-2905’ in the table of cases under letter ‘A’:

  • Arne Mathisen AS v Council (T-344/99) [2012] ECR II-2905

For more information, see pages 10 – 11 and 30 – 31 in the OSCOLA user guide or our library guide on OSCOLA .

Taylor Library Team


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