Category Archives: Brexit issues

Ensuring a level playing field post-Brexit: State aid control

UKSALA members may be interested in a very good article by Vincent Verouden and Pablo Ibanez-Colomo available here. One issue leapt out at me, which concerns the backstop.  (Readers who have decided that the backstop, or indeed the withdrawal agreement itself, will … Continue reading

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House of Commons briefing paper on EU State and WTO subsidies

For those of you who didn’t catch this earlier, here is a link to the House of Commons briefing paper 06775 of 7 November 2018 on the EU State Aid Rules and WTO Subsidies Agreement, which also includes a discussion … Continue reading

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State-aid handcuffs in Brexit backstop?

Lewis Crofts and Matthew Holehouse from MLex have written an interesting article about the State aid provisions in the Brexit backstop, which can be read here: MLex_Content For further discussion on this hot topic of State aid after Brexit, we hope … Continue reading

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STATE AID AND THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT: KEY POINTS

The UK Government’s intention to maintain the EU State aid rules has been clear for some time.  I briefly discussed the reasons why it has taken that view – and done so without significant opposition – in a piece I … Continue reading

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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. State aid is raised at Question 8. In summary, the CMA states that it has no position on … 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), together … Continue reading

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EU (Withdrawal) Bill and State aid: a note

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, published last week, has already attracted much comment. One feature of it that has not been mentioned, however, is a State aid aspect that emerges from the Explanatory Notes to the Bill. Clause 4 of the … Continue reading

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House of Lords EU Market Sub-Committee calls for evidence on impact of Brexit on State aid

The House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee, chaired by Lord Whitty, has decided to launch an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK competition policy. The inquiry will explore the opportunities and challenges of leaving the EU for … Continue reading

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BRINGING STATE AID HOME: COULD AN EFFECTIVE DOMESTIC STATE AID REGIME BE DEVISED FOR THE UK?

BRINGING STATE AID HOME: COULD AN EFFECTIVE DOMESTIC STATE AID REGIME BE DEVISED FOR THE UK?  GEORGE PERETZ QC, KELYN BACON QC, AND ISABEL TAYLOR  Introduction In an earlier paper published at the end of 2016, two of us (George … Continue reading

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Paper on post-Brexit options for State aid

 Note: the following paper is a draft paper prepared by us (George Peretz QC and Kelyn Bacon QC) as a contribution to the Commercial Bar Association’s consideration of post-Brexit issues.  The views expressed are however ours alone.  We are grateful … Continue reading

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