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Minimum price per unit of alcohol breaches EU law

Scotch Whisky Association & Ors v Lord Advocate (C- 333/14)

Related Member(s):
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC
Related Practice Area(s):
EU Law

The CJEU has ruled that the Scottish legislation introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol is contrary to EU law, if less restrictive tax measures can be introduced. It considered that a tax measure might provide additional benefits and broader response to the objective of combating alcohol misuse.

Aidan O’Neill QC was involved in this case.