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New European Commission notice on the enforcement of State aid rules by national courts

New European Commission notice on the enforcement of State aid rules by national courts
24/09/2021

On 23 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a new notice (“Notice”) on the enforcement of EU State aid rules by national courts.

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Mrs. Natalie Reypens

EU Court of Justice orders another judicial State aid review of Belgian Excess Profit Rulings
16/09/2021

On 16 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgement on whether the Belgian excess profit rulings could qualify as State aid scheme or not.

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EU Foreign Subsidies and Antitrust: an ongoing quest towards certainty and clarity

EU Foreign Subsidies and Antitrust: an ongoing quest towards certainty and clarity
13/09/2021

The European Commission’s proposed regulation on foreign subsidies consists of two notification-based tools to investigate concentrations and procurement procedures, and a third tool to investigate all other market situations.

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The CJEU extends Achmea to intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations

The CJEU extends Achmea to intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations
02/09/2021

In a judgment dated 2 September 2021 in Komstroy v Moldova (Case C-741/19), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has held intra-EU investment arbitration proceedings under the multilateral Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”) incompatible with EU law

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ECB launches digital euro project

ECB launches digital euro project
02/08/2021

The European Central Bank has officially launched its digital euro project. But there is still a long way to go before digital euros start to appear in our digital wallets

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European Commission unveils its 'Fit for 55' package

European Commission unveils its 'Fit for 55' package
23/07/2021

On Wednesday 14 July 2021, the European Commission took a major step to accomplish its ambitious goal of making Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, by adopting a package of proposals for the EU's climate, energy, land use

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Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines

Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines
22/07/2021

The European Commission takes a hard line against online platforms, dual distribution and MFNs

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EU and US Merger review and privacy law: Does the Google/Fitbit decision draw a line in the sand?

EU and US Merger review and privacy law: Does the Google/Fitbit decision draw a line in the sand?
19/07/2021

The interplay between merger enforcement and privacy policy has recently attracted significant attention. The key question is how, if at all, privacy concerns fall within the scope of merger review

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General Court of the CJ annuls State aid decision in Amazon case

General Court of the CJ annuls State aid decision in Amazon case
13/07/2021

The case concerned the arm’s length nature of a royalty paid by a Luxembourg operating company (LuxOpCo) to a Luxembourg partnership (LuxSCS) – a tax transparent entity in Luxembourg – for the use of certain intangibles

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Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy

Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy
24/06/2021

On 22 June 2021, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a ruling on the liability of platform operators with regard to illegal uploads of copyrighted content by their users.

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