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BlackRock VAT case: no exemption for management services supplied for both SIFs and non-SIFs
27/03/2020

On 11 March 2020, Advocate General Pikamäe (the “AG”) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) released his opinion in the BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd case (C-231/19) concerning the VAT treatment of management services supplied by a third-party provider to a fund manager 

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State Aid: Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

State Aid: Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak
26/03/2020

On 19 March 2020, the Commission issued a Temporary Framework to enable EU Member States to provide aid in order to support the economy within the framework of the existing State aid rules

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Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission adopts its State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy

Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission adopts its State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy
21/03/2020

Executive Vice-President Vestager had announced on 17 March 2020 a public consultation on the European Commission’s draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission presents its draft State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy

Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission presents its draft State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy
17/03/2020

Executive Vice-President Vestager has announced on 17 March 2020 a public consultation on the European Commission’s draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Brexit will happen tonight. What next?

Brexit will happen tonight. What next?
31/01/2020

At midnight tonight Luxembourg time, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. For business in the EU and the UK, nothing will change during 2020.

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Directive (EU) 2019-2121 on Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers and Demergers

Directive (EU) 2019-2121 on Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers and Demergers
24/01/2020

On 27 November 2019, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive (EU) 2019/2121 (the "Directive") which amends the provisions of Directive (EU) 2017/1132 on cross-border mergers and creates harmonised rules on cross-border conversions and demergers.

 

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New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)

New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)
13/01/2020

Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Regional Court of Trnava, Slovakia in the context of proceedings between a consumer and a Slovakian bank regarding a consumer credit agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held, on 19 December 2019, that “Article 10(2)(g) of Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers

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Buying alliances in Europe are under threat

Buying alliances in Europe are under threat
05/12/2019

On Monday 18 November 2019 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") announced that the regulator had dawn raided several large traders in the agriculture sector. These dawn-raids follow a European trend in which regulators across Europe focus on buying alliances and cartels in the agricultural and retail sectors. In this blog we will discuss this trend.

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Commission decision on Fiat ruling confirmed

Commission decision on Fiat ruling confirmed
28/10/2019

In a judgment   of 24 September 2019, the General Court of the European Union (“Court”) dismissed actions brought by Luxembourg and Fiat Finance and Trade (“FFT”) against a European Commission decision 

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State aid update: EU General Court sets framework for the European Commission to enforce arm’s length transfer pricing under State aid rules

State aid update: EU General Court sets framework for the European Commission to enforce arm’s length transfer pricing under State aid rules
04/10/2019

On 24 September 2019, the EU General Court upheld the Commission’s decision that Fiat received unlawful State aid from Luxembourg, and at the same time annulled the decision which had found the same with respect to Starbucks in the Netherlands

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