The EU Court of Justice and General Court render two judgements on State aid showing how the Courts approach judicial review of complex economic assessments when the burden of proof is on the Commission (Frucona Kosice - Fútbol Club Barcelona)

EU Judicial Review: Major Antitrust Implications of Recent State Aid Cases* We competition lawyers often wrongly approach our discipline in isolation from the wider context in which it is applied. This is also true when it comes to judicial review. We tend to forget that antitrust is only a fraction of what the EU Courts and EU judges do, and that what they do in other areas might also have major implications in ours. A perfect illustration of what I’m saying lies in two State aid judgments: C‑300/16 P, Frucona Kosice, and the very recent T-865/16, Fútbol Club Barcelona v Commission. Both cases relate to how the Court approaches judicial review of complex economic assessments when the burden of proof is on the Commission. This, as you know, is an issue common to antitrust, mergers and

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Alfonso Lamadrid De Pablo, The EU Court of Justice and General Court render two judgements on State aid showing how the Courts approach judicial review of complex economic assessments when the burden of proof is on the Commission (Frucona Kosice - Fútbol Club Barcelona), 26 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90042

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