The EU’s General Court has struck down a European Commission decision finding that Belgium granted unlawful tax relief to to at least 66 companies, but lawyers do not expect the ruling to have much of a bearing on upcoming challenges to more high-profile state aid tax cases.
The UK’s new state aid regime, which is set to be introduced when the country leaves the European Union, will be “as similar to the European Commission’s current procedural rules as possible”, the UK enforcer has confirmed.
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into whether Dutch tax rulings issued between 2006 and 2015 to global sportswear company Nike amounted to illegal state aid.
It’s been a year since the Department of Justice announced its mission to eliminate outdated antitrust legacy judgments. We spoke with DOJ officials and former agency lawyers about the status of the initiative and whether the labour-intensive process to terminate these consent decrees is an appropriate use of the government's resources.
One year has passed since the Department of Justice’s antitrust division formally began reviewing almost 1,300 legacy antitrust judgments to determine if they still protect competition.
The European Court of Justice’s recent Heitkamp Bauholding ruling shows the importance the courts attach to the selectivity principle in state aid – but the European Commission lacks “the right toolkit” to define the correct reference system in such cases, a commission official has said.
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