23/10/2007 ECJ strikes down the decades old Volkswagen law
EU's Top Court Rules Germany Can Keep VW Veto Law
Made in Germany | VW swallows Porsche
The European Court of Justice ruled that the VW law was illegal in EU because it was protectionist. At that time, there were speculations that Porsche had been interested in taking over VW, however, the law stood in its way. Six years later, Porsche became the controlling owner of VW.