State Aid State Aid

Real Madrid's land-deal windfall draws renewed state-aid scrutiny from EU regulator

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 09 Oct 2020 11:09
  • 28 Oct 2020 09:37
Real Madrid's land transactions with the Madrid city council are facing renewed scrutiny from the EU's state aid regulator in the wake of judges striking down an order for the football club to repay millions of euros. 

In 2016, the European Commission found that the club received 18.4 million euros ($22

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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