EU proposal to address foreign subsidies

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission issued its much anticipated proposed regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU market, which we summarised in our earlier blog post. If adopted in its current form, the proposed regulation could have a transformative impact and significantly increase the regulatory risk and burdens for foreign companies operating or … Read more

UK Government publishes long-awaited Green Paper on transforming public procurement

The UK Government has published a Green Paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities.  Those rules are currently set out in a series of UK regulations that are based very closely on EU directives.  Following Brexit, the Government … Read more

The UK gears up for Public Procurement outside the EU

The Government continues to prepare the ground for the regulation of public procurement after the Brexit transition period expires on 31 December 2020.  On 19 November it enacted the Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020) (PPAR 2020).  These amend the existing UK procurement regulations in order to reflect the fact that the UK … Read more

The European Commission adopts White Paper on how to address foreign subsidies in the EU internal market

On 17 June 2020, the European Commission (“the Commission”) issued a “White Paper on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies” (“the White Paper”), launching a public consultation on a number of ambitious and far reaching possible options and legal instruments to address distortions in the European Union’s (“EU”) internal market resulting from foreign … Read more

Public Procurement Podcast Series

We are pleased to share with you this podcast series where our procurement law experts discuss hot topics and live issues in the field of public procurement. We take a look at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on public procurement procedures and disputes and litigation in the field of public procurement in the UK: Read more

Procurement bans and “self-cleaning” under Spanish competition law

In this video update, Henar Gonzalez (head of the Competition and Trade practice in Madrid) analyses the “self-cleaning” measures that companies should implement to prevent being excluded from public procurement processes, against the background of bans recently imposed by the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) on companies preventing them from tendering for contracts with the public … Read more