Directory of EU Case Law on State Aids (ed.3), René BARENTS

René Barents

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About this book:

Directory of EU Case Law on State Aids is a quick source of reference for practitioners working with EU State aid matters. This new edition of an immensely useful book follows the same proven format as its predecessors, updates its analysis of case law with hundreds of new decisions by the courts of the European Union (EU), 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 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) rules on State aids. All the relevant case law of both courts until the end of 2018 is covered. There is a new chapter on legal protection and additional material on the concept of State aid, advantages for undertakings, selectivity, forms of State aid, procedures and unlawful aids.

What’s in this book:

With this book, practitioners will quickly find relevant paragraphs and full citations regarding all issues raised by Articles 107–109 TFEU, including the following:

 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;
 Tax measures;
 Restructuring aids;
 Procedural aspects; and
 Locus standi of trade associations.

The relevant paragraphs of the judgments and a number of orders of the General Court and the Court of Justice are presented in the form of extracts sorted by subject. Each subject heading starts with extracts having a more general meaning followed by extracts relating to specific points or situations. In many areas, the extracts relate to points of the judgments which are not or only partially covered in official summaries.

How this will help you:

The continuing stream of judgments and orders in the domain of State aids will make this edition a valuable addition to the field of competition law. This updated edition of the preeminent analysis of EU State aid case law has no peers. Practitioners in this key area of EU competition law will find this book indispensable.


  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)


René Barents, Directory of EU Case Law on State Aids (ed.3), René BARENTS, February 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 102258

Publisher Wolters Kluwer

Date 1 October 2020

Number of pages 912

ISBN 9789403511016

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