Covington & Burling (Brussels)

Sophie Bertin

Covington & Burling (Brussels)
Senior Advisor

Sophie Bertin is a senior advisor to Covington in their Financial Services and Antitrust practice. Her current focus is on financial services topics, ranging from State aid, implementation of regulations, interplay between various regulations, including the new data protection rules; as well as the impact of new technologies (like Blockchain) on the financial services business models and resulting competition challenges.

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Peter D. Camesasca, Laurie-Anne Grelier, Sophie Bertin, Johan Ysewyn, Horst Henschen, Katherine Kingsbury, Sebastian Vos The EU Commission proposes regulation that introduces more scrutiny for companies receiving foreign subsidies

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Companies that benefit from non-EU state support or subsidies will soon face heightened scrutiny in the European Union (EU) as the European Commission unveiled on May 5 its proposed Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market. As its name suggests, the proposed Regulation (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Sophie Bertin, Aidan Forde The EU General Court dismisses the first two challenges to State aid awarded to national airlines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Ryanair)

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On 17 February 2021, the General Court of the European Union (“General Court”) in Cases T-259/20 and T-238/20 dismissed Ryanair’s challenges to pandemic aid packages introduced in France and Sweden in order to support the domestic airline sector. The judgments are the first ones where the General (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Sophie Bertin The EU Commission publishes an extension of the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak

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The Commission’s Temporary Framework for State aid measures supporting the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic (the “Temporary Framework”) is proving to be a success. More than 200 Member State schemes and individual measures have been cleared under the Temporary Framework since its adoption in (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Geoffrey Kalantari, Sophie Bertin The EU Commission includes recapitalisation measures in the temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak

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On 8 May 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a second amendment (the “New Amendment”) to the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak (the “Temporary Framework”) (see our previous post on the Temporary Framework here and on the (...)

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