Owain Thomas QC is representing the United Kingdom Government in the CJEU in Luxembourg on 30th June 2016 in one of the first cases to go before the Court since the Brexit vote last week.

Owain is instructed by the Cabinet Office/EU Litigation department in Case 326/15 DNB Banka A/S, a case from Latvia involving the rules for costs sharing groups under the VAT Directive. The case is the first to examine in detail the scope of this provision and will see the Court receiving submissions from at least 6 Member States and the Commission. The status of the Court’s judgments in future, and those which have been reflected in domestic law in the past, is likely to be a hot topic in the months and possibly years ahead.