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Exemptions for energy intensive companies from renewable energy surcharges: Commission opens in-depth State aid investigation against France

European Union - March 31 2014 The European Commission has opened an in-depth State aid investigation into a French scheme, under which energy intensive companies are exempted from…

Martina Maier

German court rejects National Competition Authority liability for damages after unlawful prohibition of a merger

European Union, Germany - March 27 2014 The Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf yesterday dismissed an action for damages of €1.1 billion brought by GN Store Nord against the…

Philipp Werner

European Commission targets Spanish football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona for State aid investigations

European Union, Spain - December 19 2013 The European Commission (Commission), on 18 December 2013, opened three formal State aid investigations into public support measures for major…

Martina Maier

CJEU confirms prior State aid cannot be taken into account by public authority to justify further subsidies as market behaviour

European Union - October 31 2013 In its recent judgment in Land Burgenland (Joined Cases C-214/12 P, C-215/12 P and C-223/12 P) the Court of Justice of the European Union has…

Martina Maier, Philipp Werner

Updated oral statement guidance for leniency applicants

European Union - October 10 2013 On 8 October 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued updated guidance for companies that make oral statements when cooperating with the…

Philipp Werner