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George Peretz QC Monckton Chambers


George Peretz QC represents and advises clients over a wide range of EU and public law issues, with particular strengths in competition, VAT, agriculture, freedom of information and pharmaceuticals. He has recently won a number of major cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice and regularly leads in the senior English courts as well as in specialist tribunals such as the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, and the Tax and General Regulatory Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal. George has very considerable experience in advising and representing public and private sector clients on State aid issues, including appearances in the European Court of Justice and General Court.  He has particular experience of advising government and private clients on the interplay between State aid and tax, having advised on a number of high profile issues in that area.  Recent highlights include extensive advice on the Flood Re scheme to secure affordable flood insurance for those in homes at flood risk, representing the UK on the notification of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, and representing HMRC in a judicial review involving State aid issues. He is Joint Convenor of the UK State Aid Law Association.

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