State Aid

UK must recover illegal state aid

The European Commission has ordered the UK to recover illegal aid that the country granted to certain multinational companies, as the commission found part of an anti-tax avoidance scheme violated EU state aid rules.

EU court's state aid ruling unlikely to affect Apple case, lawyers say

UK prepares for Brexit with new state aid rules and personnel

EU probes Netherlands over Nike tax rulings

Unwanted legacies: The Tipline for 26 April 2019

It’s been a year since the Department of Justice announced its mission to eliminate outdated antitrust legacy judgments.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.

Spring cleaning: a year into the DOJ’s review of old judgments

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.

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.

State aid official: we need right toolkit to define selectivity principle

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.

Almunia to stay the course on high fines

Joaquin Almunia, nominee for European competition commissioner, warned cartelists to expect no reprieve from high fines when he takes the helm at DG Comp.

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The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019


United States: Cartels

David Higbee, John Cove, Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores, Todd Stenerson and Mark Weiss

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Brazil: Merger Control

Tito Andrade, Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira and Marcos Paulo Verissimo

Machado Meyer

Mexico: Overview

Fernando Carreño and Paloma Alcantra

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Peru: National Institute for the Defence of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property

Jesús Eloy Espinoza Lozada

Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Commission for the Defence of Free Competition
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Jacques Derenne and Dimitris Vallindas

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Economics in State Aid

Adina Claici and Elisa Pau

Copenhagen Economics
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