Sinice the first edition of this immensely useful book - which coincided with the start of the global financial crisis in 2008 - there have been numerous high-profile cases on State aid. This new edition, which follows the same proven format as its predecessor, updates its analysis of case law with hundreds of new decisions by the EU courts, and thus remains the quickest source of reference for practitioners working with EU State aid matters. Following a highly organized sequence of subject headings, it presents extracts from all judgments and orders of both the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU on the TFEU rules on State aids (Articles 107-109). Each subject heading starts with extracts having a more general meaning, followed by extracts relating to specific points or situations. Under each extract or summary, the judgments and orders are referred to by case number in ascending order. The book covers all the case law of both courts until the end of 2015.
With this book practitioners will quickly find relevant paragraphs and full citations regarding all issues raised by Articles 107-109 TFEU, including the following and much more:
- territorial scope of State aids;
- Article 107(1) EC and WTO Agreements;
- conditions for categorizing a national measure as State aid;
- free movement of goods;
- private versus public investment;
- justification of selective measures;
- interstate trade and competition;
- the Altmark conditions for public service aid;
- restructuring aids;
- procedural aspects;
- locus standi of trade associations; and
- existing aids and new aids.
In many areas, the extracts of this book relate to points of the judgments which are not or only partially covered in official summaries.
For accessibility of this case law, this book has no peers. As with the first edition, practitioners in the field of EU State aid law will find it indispensable.