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?
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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.
According to very recent news reports, IAG (the owner of British Airways) has complained to the European Commission that the "bail out" given to Flybe breaches State Aid rules. These recent reports also serve to remind us that, although we are "leaving" the EU on 31 January 2020, the impact of EU law (which includes the State Aid rules) will continue.