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Further response to BEIS consultation on subsidy control

We publish here a further response to the BEIS consultation on a new U.K. subsidy control regime, prepared by a distinguished group of experts in the field (Professor Andrea Biondi, Anneli Howard QC, Dr Totis Kotsonis, Professor Stephanie Rickard, Dr … Continue reading

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Joint Working Party of the UK Bars and Law Societies on Competition Law responds to the BEIS Consultation on the new UK subsidy control regime

The Joint Working Party of the UK Bars and Law Societies on Competition Law responded to the BEIS consultation on the new UK subsidy control regime. A copy of its response is here.

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How the United Kingdom can create a better Subsidy Control system: by Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, DWF Law LLP

At a time when the UK is faced by the worst economic slump for 300 years[1]  it needs strong and clear Subsidy Control rules.  A lot of time and energy was expended disassociating from the sphere of EU State aid … Continue reading

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UKSALA second webinar on the BEIS subsidy control consultation: recording now online

For anyone who missed the second of the two UKSALA webinars on the BEIS consultation paper on a new UK subsidy control regime (focusing on the independent body and enforcement), a recording is now available here. (I should record that … Continue reading

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UKSALA first webinar on the BEIS subsidy control consultation: recording now online

For anyone who missed the first of the two UKSALA webinars on the BEIS consultation paper on a new UK subsidy control regime, a recording is now available here. Details of the second event, on Monday 22 March at 5pm, … Continue reading

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The Power to Get it Wrong by Dr Stephen Daly (King’s College London)

The assumption underlying competition (and antitrust) rules is that competition is good. As interventions by the State may create distortions to competition, then they are to be governed. Thus, State aid rules regulate the assistance that governments may provide to … Continue reading

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UKSALA discussions on the future of UK subsidy control

The Government’s consultation paper “Subsidy control: Designing a new approach for the UK” sets out its ambition for a new subsidy control regime that addresses the specific needs of the UK economy whilst also meeting the UK’s international commitments (including, … Continue reading

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UK Government launches consultation on new Subsidy Control rules

By Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, Partners, DWF Law LLP       The UK Government has launched a public consultation to consider and inform the further development of its ambitious new Subsidy Control regime.   The consultation is open from 3 … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the UK’s new subsidy control regime – by James Webber (partner, Shearman & Sterling)

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) represents a deregulation of subsidy control in Great Britain on a massive scale.  Under a new reformed regime, the UK can: simplify and speed up approvals for productivity-enhancing projects, helping to attract globally mobile … Continue reading

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EU Commission issues “Notice to Stakeholders” on Brexit and State aid

On 18 January, the Commission issued a Notice to Stakeholders setting out its view of the current legal position in relation to Brexit and State aid. (The Notice is not, I think, to be found anywhere on the DG Comp … Continue reading

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