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CMA evidence to House of Lords Internal Market Sub-Committee

The House of Lords has published a transcript of the oral evidence given to it by the Competition and Markets Authority here http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/eu-internal-market-subcommittee/brexit-competition/oral/70457.pdf State aid is raised at Question 8.   In summary, the CMA states that it has no position … Continue reading

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Written evidence to House of Lords Internal Market Sub-Committee’s Inquiry into Competition Policy and Brexit

  HOUSE OF LORDS EU INTERNAL SUB-COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO UK COMPETITION POLICY AFTER BREXIT WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF THE UK STATE AID LAW ASSOCIATION 1. This paper has been prepared by the Joint Convenors of the UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA), … Continue reading

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Ombudsman rejects complaint of maladministration in relation to third party rights in Commission investigations

Some of the readers of this blog will be aware of John Temple Lang’s complaint to the Ombudsman, and related article (“The Charter and the EU State Aid Procedure” in de Vries, Bernitz and Weatherill, The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights … Continue reading

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IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR STATE AID: THE “ICELAND TO TURKEY” OPTIONS

State aid is a creature of the EU Treaties.  So, a a matter of law, as soon as the United Kingdom ceases to be party to the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, State aid law simply vanishes. Or does … Continue reading

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Brexit: Implications for State aid

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU has the potential to have a major impact on State aid law.  We will explore those implications on this website and in future events (and please do blog on this website or send … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech: State aid aspects

For a number of reasons, I don’t think I would have predicted a year ago that this blog would ever feature a speech by Jeremy Corbyn.  But we live in unusual times. In his speech today calling for the UK … Continue reading

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Joint seminar with Berlin Roundtable for State aid law

The first ever UKSALA seminar to be held jointly with the Berliner Gesprächskreis zum Europäischen Beihilfenrecht (Berlin Roundtable for State aid law) will take place in Berlin on the auspicious date of 24 June 2016 (the day after the EU … Continue reading

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Handout from banking aid seminar

Our thanks to Mayer Brown for hosting last night’s seminar on banking aid litigation, and to Leo Flynn of the Commission for giving a lecture that was erudite, enlightening and entertaining in equal measure. For those who were unable to … Continue reading

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European Parliament suggests changing recovery rule for sweetheart tax deals

Thanks very much to Alexander Rose for today’s blog post On 20 July this year, the European Parliament published a draft report setting out recommendations on how to improve European tax systems. As you would expect, several of the recommendations relate … Continue reading

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University of Sussex seminar on Competition and Public Procurement

Professor Erika Szyszczak has sent us the details of a seminar to be held at the University of Sussex on 20 May 2015 on the subject of Competition and Public Procurement, including discussion of the State aid rules in this … Continue reading

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