Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)

Richard Masquelier

Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)
Legal Trainee

Richard Masquelier is currently a legal trainee at Sheppard Mullin, Brussels. He has strong interests in competition law, international commercial arbitration and economy.

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Jacques Derenne, Richard Masquelier Notion of state aid: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision of the European Commission according to which the non-imposition of a fine for failure to comply with a deposit obligation on certain drinks packaging sold by German border shops to Danish residents does not constitute aid (Dansk Erhverv)


The Commission adopted on 4 October 2018 a decision (SA.44865) concluding that no aid was involved for a German measure in favour of beverage stores located on the German border. Background It concerned the non-imposition of a deposit obligation on certain drinks packaging sold by German (...)

Jacques Derenne, Richard Masquelier Covid-19: The General Court of the European Union dismisses an appeal against the European Commission’s decision declaring the Spanish fund to support the solvency of strategic companies compatible under Article 107(3)(b) TFEU (Ryanair)


The Commission adopted on 31 July 2020 a decision not to raise objections to a Spanish scheme providing for recapitalisation measures to support systemic and strategic companies for the Spanish economy. Background The decision (SA.57659) is based on Article 107(3)(b) TFEU and on the ’Temporary (...)

Jacques Derenne, Richard Masquelier Covid-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses three actions for annulment of individual measures granted to Scandinavian airlines due to the pandemic (Ryanair)


On the same day, 14 April 2021, the Court of First Instance delivered its first three judgments on actions brought by Ryanair against Commission decisions granting individual measures to airlines. The three judgments will be examined together because the pleas put forward by the Irish company (...)

Jacques Derenne, Richard Masquelier SGEI: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that constitutes aid a national measure which requires agents responsible for collecting municipal property tax to hold a postal current account to collect that tax from the taxpayers and to pay a commission for the management of that current account (Poste Italiane / Riscossione Sicilia)


The national disputes leading to the references for preliminary rulings in question concern a request for payment of fees sent by Poste Italiane to two concessionaires responsible for collecting a municipal property tax (l’imposta comunale sugli immobili, [’ICI’]) for the management of their (...)

Jacques Derenne, Ciara Barbu-O’Connor, Richard Masquelier COVID-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses for the first time two actions for annulment of decisions of the European Commission approving aid schemes in favour of airlines under Article 107(2)(b) and (3)(b) TFEU respectively (Ryanair)


Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 450 "no objections" decisions (decisions in preliminary examination phase) have been adopted by the Commission to approve aid schemes and individual aid notified by Member States (see, in particular, Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru, (...)

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