The UK has raised 4 pleas in an action before the CJEU for the EC decision to be annulled and the EC decision has been formally published.
The UK’s appeal against the European Commission (EC) claim that the UK Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) regime constitutes EU State Aid has now been published in the Official Journal of the EU. Separately on 20 August 2019 the full EC decision was formally published in the Official Journal.
The pleas raised by the UK in the action before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), for the EC’s decision to be annulled, are largely consistent with the summary of technical arguments that Government put forward, made available by Government earlier in the summer. We discussed these in our article published on 21 June 2019. Should you wish to access the full EC decision published in the Official Journal please click here.
In summary, the four pleas raised following the EC decision are the following:
The ball is now in the CJEU’s court to consider whether the EC erred in its judgment and whether the decision should be annulled.
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