Welcome to the website of the UK State Aid Law Association – UKSALA.
Membership of UKSALA is open to lawyers, academics, students, public servants, and others interested in State aid law and its implementation in the United Kingdom. Membership is free: to join, please go to our membership page. We hope that all those with a professional or policy interest in State aid law will consider joining: we welcome both experts in State aid and those who are not experts but sometimes have to deal with State aid issues, or who are simply interested.
We hold regular talks and seminars on State aid issues: for details of forthcoming events, please see our events page. We also run a blog covering significant developments in State aid, as well as discussions of matters of ongoing interest. We also aim to contribute to public debate on State aid issues, and to the thinking of the European Commission and the UK Government. And, now that the UK has left the EU, we hope to provide a forum for the debate on what anti-subsidy regime the UK should operate after the end of the transition period, and for discussion of what anti-subsidy commitments the UK should make and expect in its future agreements with the EU and other trading partners.
The President of UKSALA is Christopher Vajda QC, former Judge of the Court of Justice of the EU.
UKSALA is run by joint convenors, Kelyn Bacon QC and George Peretz QC, assisted by a steering committee – details on the about us page. If you would be interested in joining the steering committee, or have any suggestions as to things that we could be doing, please contact one of the convenors or use the form on the contact page.