Category Archives: UK case

Court of Appeal rules on State aid in Sky Blue No. 2

On 12 October 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the latest State aid challenge brought by the owners of Coventry City Football Club against Coventry City Council: R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd) v Coventry City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 2252. This blog comments on this latest judgment in the Sky Blue saga. Continue reading

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Stay of Micula brothers’ ICSID award upheld by Court of Appeal

On 27 July 2018, the Court of Appeal (Arden, Hamblen and Leggatt LLJ) handed down its judgment in Micula and others v Romania [2018] EWCA Civ 1801, a case concerning the intersection of international law rules for investment arbitration with EU law rules on State aid. Continue reading

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Sky Blue Sports v Coventry City Council

Those who have been following the above case, and who read George’s blog post on the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Hickinbottom, may be interested to know that the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on this case … Continue reading

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Songwriters and State resources – today’s judgment in the BASCA case

In today’s judgment in the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills case, Green J allowed the application for judicial review of the new section 28B of the Copyright, Designs and … Continue reading

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Final Commission decision in aggregates case

The European Commission has, today, adopted its long-awaited decision on the UK aggregates levy, following a formal investigation that commenced in July 2013. (See previous blog posts for earlier events in this saga, which dates back to 2002.) The decision … Continue reading

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Hot off the press: judgment in Addison Lee taxi case

The European Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Addison Lee taxis-in-bus-lanes saga this morning. You can access the judgment here. Commentary will follow in due course …

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Advocate General opinion in Addison Lee “taxis in bus lanes” case

On Wednesday this week, Advocate General Wahl handed down his opinion in Case C-518/13 Eventech v Parking Adjudicator. It makes interesting reading, but does not reach any firm conclusions as to the question of whether TfL’s policy of allowing black … Continue reading

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Clear blue sky for rescue investment: the High Court’s decision in R(Sky Blue Sports) v Coventry CC

The High Court has now given judgment on the claim by Sky Blue Sports (“SISU”) against Coventry City Council (“Coventry”) (R(Sky Blue Sports) v Coventry CC [2014] EWHC 2089 (Admin)). SISU claimed that Coventry’s decision to lend £14.4 million to … Continue reading

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Applying the Private Investor Test in Judicial Review: R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Limited & Ors) v Coventry City Council [2014] EWHC 1747 (admin)

This is an important interlocutory judgment, which provides guidance on: (a) the legal test the Court will apply when determining whether a measure is consistent with the Private Investor Test (the “PIT”) in judicial review proceedings; and (b) what evidence … Continue reading

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Ministerial statement on the Aggregates Levy

Further to the post of 5 September referring to the Commission’s decision to open a formal investigation into the Aggregates Levy, the Treasury has today issued a written ministerial statement announcing that the government is “taking steps to suspend the application … Continue reading

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