UK Subsidy Control Act 2022 – What you need to know

    Public authorities must prepare as the new post-Brexit subsidy control regime in force this autumn proves more heavy-handed than expected. On 28 April 2022, the UK’s Subsidy Control Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Subsidy Control Act 2022 (the Act). Although the UK’s domestic subsidy control regime now has statutory footing, most of the Act … Read more

    THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS: ARE WE HEADED FOR A UK-EU TRADE WAR?

    The dispute over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the UK Withdrawal Agreement is proving hard to implement. The European Parliament Research Service has produced a useful summary. The UK government has even suggested reneging on it but pulled back following howls of objections, not least from within the UK itself.  … Read more

    European Commission recommends that EU reject UK bid to join Lugano Convention

    The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On 4 May 2021, the European Commission has released its anticipated communication to the European Parliament and the Council confirming the Commission’s view that the EU should not consent to the UK’s application to accede to the Lugano Convention. If this position is reflected in … Read more

    EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement approved by the European Parliament

    The European Parliament has now finally consented to the Council concluding the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the United Kingdom clearing the way for its definitive conclusion on 30 April 2021, the day on which the extended period of provisional application will expire. The consent of the European Parliament was never really in doubt but … Read more