Minimum price per unit of alcohol breaches EU law


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

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.