Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Archive for January 15th, 2019

NEW PAPER on State aid post-Brexit (with Vincent Verouden)

leave a comment »

Two spheres

As all of you know, the vote on the Agreement for the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU will take place in Westminster later today.

I could not think of a better way to mark the event than by sharing a Brexit-related paper.

The paper, co-authored with Vincent Verouden, is already available on ssrn (click here to access it).

As you will see, our piece examines the application of State aid rules in the UK after Brexit (if it indeed takes place). First, it shows why some form of control in this sense seems not only desirable but inevitable (given how close and how intertwined the economies of the UK and the rest of the EU are). Second, it discusses the various enforcement models that can be put in place, with a particular emphasis on the EEA system. Finally, it examines the institutional framework put in place by virtue of the Withdrawal Agreement and takes a look at what the future relationship between the EU and the UK may look like in this regard.

Vincent and I would very much welcome your comments and questions on the piece!

In accordance with ASCOLA’s declaration of ethics, I am happy to clarify that I have nothing to disclose.

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

15 January 2019 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized