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State aid: the former French financial support mechanism for solar radiative energy at risk

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By an order dated 15 March 20171, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) rules on the compatibility with the European State aid rules of the Ministerial Orders of 10 July 2006 and of 12 January 2010 setting out the feed-in...more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2017

by Bryan Cave on

What Future for EU Public Procurement Law in the UK After Brexit? Those aficionados of the silver screen will remember comedians Laurel and Hardy and in particular their catchphrase 'Well here's another nice mess you've...more

Fifth Annual Report Reviews Global Antitrust Developments

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Shearman & Sterling’s 2017 Antitrust Annual Report reflects our lawyers’ experience and insights on key antitrust risks affecting our clients’ businesses. Please see full Report below for more information....more

The Italian State Steps In: Government Guarantees and Precautionary Recapitalizations of Italian Banks

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The Italian government has taken important steps to stabilize troubled Italian banks by approving Law Decree No. 237/2016 (the "Law Decree"). The Law Decree authorizes the Italian government to support Italian banks...more

Is a pan-European asset management company a panacea to Europe's growing NPL problem?

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On 30 January 2017, the Chairman of the European Banking Authority ("EBA") Andrea Enria outlined his proposal for tackling the large number of non-performing loans ("NPLs") that have increasingly troubled European banks and...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Competition/antitrust law

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Focus on the US - In the wake of the 2016 elections, we now await the decision as to who will be the "antitrust guard" at the top of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). At the...more

"Business Tax Reform All but Certain in US, Europe"

United States - The prospects for business tax reform in the United States were greatly enhanced by the 2016 election results. Reform under Republicans, who control both the White House and Congress, could dramatically...more

McDermott EU Competition Annual Review 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

It is difficult for General Counsel and their teams to monitor all new developments adequately. With the growth of the Internet and the daily updates to EU competition rules, everyone receives and has access to masses of...more

Top 12 EU Legal Developments to Watch in 2017

Sheppard Mullin’s EU team has created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade in 2017. These challenges may have an impact on your...more

EU Legal Developments That May Impact Your Business in 2017

Sheppard Mullin’s EU team has created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade in 2017. These challenges may have an impact on your...more

State aid: The European Commission approves support measures for renewable energy in France

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On 17 August 2015, the French Parliament enacted the "Law on energy transition and on green growth" in order to bring the French renewable energy support model in line with the Commission's 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for...more

McDermott International Legal Highlights November 2016

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The New World of Global Tax Planning: a Checklist for Success - As all multinationals (MNEs) are discovering, domestic implementation of the recommendations set out in the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) final...more

Advance pricing agreements: a new era

by DLA Piper on

There has been a significant amount of negative press recently concerning tax rulings and advance pricing agreements (APAs); negativity that has been fuelled by the European Commission's state aid investigations, Lux leaks...more

The new bank resolution scheme: The end of bail-out?

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State aid rules remain one of the decisive factors in dealing with distressed bank situations. But uncertainty remains over whether governments should be able to intervene and rescue banks in danger of failing. State aid...more

IRS to Issue Regulations Addressing Tax Splitter Transactions: Target Is EU State Aid Investigations but Restrictions to Be...

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Action prompted by concerns that settlements of EU State Aid tax investigations may result in inappropriate foreign tax credit splitter structures. On September 15, 2016, the US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) issued...more

Digesting the €13 Billion Apple-EU Tax Ruling

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King & Spalding experts assess what international businesses need to be aware of following the EC's ruling on State Aid in the Apple case - Partners in King & Spalding’s tax department have shared their perspectives and...more

10 Steps to Mitigate EU State Aid Exposure on Tax Arrangements

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As the European Commission reviews whether tax arrangements conform with State aid rules, companies active in Europe should ensure their fiscal regimes comply with EU law. In recent years, the European Commission (the...more

State aid – the European Commission charges forward

by DLA Piper on

This note provides an update on the EU state aid decisions and aims to put recent developments in context. We review the current state of the state aid investigations, provide some political context, touch on the US...more

EU tax ruling levies €13 billion state aid penalty on Apple

by King & Spalding on

On 30 August 2016, Ireland was ordered by the EC to recover up to €13 billion from Apple on the basis that tax arrangements implemented between Apple and Ireland, originally in 1991, amounted to the provision of unlawful tax...more

Court of Justice of the European Union Confirms Validity of the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication on State Aid

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In its judgment of 19 June 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed that the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication is not contrary to EU law. The Court clarified that the burden-sharing...more

Competition News July-August 2016

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The French Competition Authority severely punished the exclusivity practices put in place by company in a dominant position - On June 23, 2016, the French Competition Authority punished the Belgian group Umicore for...more

Italian banks: Thoughts on recapitalisation and sharing the burden

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Recapitalisation is in the air. Falling investor confidence has contributed to a sharp decline in Italian banks' share values, in particular since the UK's 'Brexit' vote to leave the European Union. Total gross non-performing...more

Antitrust Matters - July 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the July issue of DLA Piper's quarterly Antitrust Matters newsletter, which brings you antitrust and competition news from all around the world. While we reflect on the UK's decision to leave the European...more

What Does Brexit Mean for UK Tax?

Once the formal procedure under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is initiated by the United Kingdom, the government will negotiate the terms of its exit from the European Union. Whilst we must accept that this is a period of...more

Brexit Update: What’s Next for the Global Marketplace

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - UK Withdrawal Process - The United Kingdom will continue to be an EU member until procedures are completed for exiting the European Union, which is likely to be a long process. Under EU Treaty rules,...more

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