Designing a Post-Brexit Subsidy Regime for the UK: Future Outlook

Online Webinar

Baker Botts in partnership with Fingleton are delighted to invite you to our webinar on the design of a new system of subsidy control for the UK on Monday 15 March at 5pm (GMT).

As part of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU, the UK is committed to introducing an independent system of subsidy control. This creates an opportunity for the UK to develop a more flexible system of subsidy control, but raises a number of important challenges. The UK government is currently consulting on the design of such a regime and any system will have significant implications for business as well as the UK’s internal market. 

The audience will hear from expert speakers:

John Fingleton, the CEO of Fingleton and the former Chief Executive of the Office of Fair Trading in the UK

Chris Wilford, Head of Financial Services Policy at the Confederation of British Industry and who is one of the organisation’s senior leads on subsidies and state aid 

Leigh Hancher, Senior advisor at Baker Botts and a leading state aid practitioner

George Peretz QC of Monckton Chambers and a pre-eminent barrister on state aid matters 

The webinar will be chaired by Matthew Levitt, Partner at Baker Botts.

Our panel of speakers will discuss:

  • Critical elements from the UK government consultation (such as a new principles-based system, an ex-post regime, administrative enforcement)
  • Lessons that a future UK subsidy control system can learn from the EU State aid regime (new plans after the ‘fitness check’ exercise)
  • How the UK approach should be designed to allow state support, while minimising the risks associated with a new system of subsidy control
  • What impact different approaches could have on business’ and what an independent UK subsidy regime could mean for business
  • What should be the role of the independent authority and who should take on the role
  • The expected legal challenges posed by a new subsidy regime and the likely role of the UK courts

To register for the event please click here. When registering please select 'Baker Botts Invitation' on how you heard about this event. 

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