In an attempt to rescue manufacturing yards at Methil, Burntisland and Arnish, the Scottish Government granted loan facilities to Burntisland Fabrications Limited (more commonly referred to as "BiFab"), back in 2017. Following this move, a Canadian firm (DF Barnes) took over control of BiFab, with the Scottish Government retaining a minority share.
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There is a growing amount of concern about government contracts awarded without competition allegedly due to the urgency of the coronavirus situation. Is this lawful?
Coastal communities throughout Scotland are set to benefit from significant funding from the Scottish Crown Estate. However, and often forgotten issue for any grant applicant to consider (and for those allocating the grants) is competition law and particularly the rules around State Aid.
In these unprecedented times, businesses are currently facing many challenges, including for their survival. Compliance with competition law is important, as the consequences of breaching competition law can be severe. Here we take a look at some of the key areas to be aware of.
With Storm Brendan causing disruption across Scotland, it's an appropriate time to reflect on the importance of a "force majeure" clause within commercial contracts, particularly for those operating in the marine economy.