Our EU, Competition and Regulatory Group comprises specialist lawyers with experience of working in London, Brussels and Dublin. We provide expert legal advice on all aspects of EU Law, Competition and Regulatory matters, including merger control, cartel investigations, competition law compliance, dominance, State aid, competition litigation, public procurement and sectoral regulation.

Brexit and Competition Disputes

Michael Byrne, Kate McKenna


Following Brexit, the UK will no longer enjoy the enforceability of judgments under the Brussels Regulation, as enforcement of non-EU judgments in an EU Member State is a matter for the local law.

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Challenging an EU State Aid Approval: Update on UK and Pending Irish Cases

kate mckenna


A successful court challenge of an EU Commission State aid approval decision addressed to the UK has caused the suspension of the UK electricity market’s capacity mechanism. This article examines what outcome this could mean for (i) the similar pending court challenge of the EU Commission State aid approval of Ireland’s capacity mechanism, and (ii) clients adversely affected by any State aid measure approved by the EU Commission who are considering their legal options.

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