Litigation, European Union updates

European Commission issues study on enforcement of state aid rules and decisions by national courts
  • European Union
  • 08 October 2019

The European Commission recently published a study which identifies the emerging trends and best practices with regard to the national courts' enforcement of state aid law across the European Union. In terms of trends, the study highlights that national courts rarely conclude that unlawful state aid has been granted (by their national authorities) and hence have rarely awarded remedies in favour of complainants that allege that state aid has been granted. This trend is particularly evident in relation to damages claims.

Application of EU Service Regulation – formalities versus objectives
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
  • European Union
  • 10 April 2018

The European Court of Justice recently found that the EU Service Regulation must be interpreted and applied to ensure a fair balance between the interests of a party that serves documents and those of the addressee by reconciling the objectives of efficiency and speed of service of procedural documents with the need to ensure that the addressee's right to defence against the documents is adequately protected through the guarantee of their receipt.

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