COVID-19: Public Procurement, State Aid, Competition Law and Merger Control considerations
The COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges for business leaders and general counsel alike. A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition and Procurement group have prepared a guide on how best to deal with some of those challenges.
This guide helps you navigate the challenges relating to:
- Public Procurement - if you are selling to contracting authorities or if you are a contracting authority; the guide shows how the system has in-built measures on how to deal with emergency purchases
- State Aid - if your business is in receipt of State aid; seeking State aid or are concerned about others receiving State aid
- Competition Law - what the rules are and when cooperation with others during the crisis may be feasible
- Merger Control - how the EU and Irish rules and procedures for merger filings will apply during the crisis
This guide condudes with a series of praticial tips and takeaways for everyone dealing with this crisis.
Please do not hesitate to contact your usual contact or any member of the A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition and Procurement team if you need any specific COVID-19 related advice.
Date published: 25 March 2020