State Aid

The attorneys of the State Aid practice group conduct a stringent risk assessment and deliver efficient solutions in matters involving state aid. This is almost immediately the case when governments participate in commercial transactions. The attorneys of the practice group can set up structures for you in advance to ensure that state aid either does not play any role or that approval is guaranteed. They can also help you solve problems and assess risks should a dispute arise in connection with state aid. 

Recent work

  • Development and implementation of a service of general economic interest
  • Successful assistance of an alleged recipient of state aid before the European Commission in a second-phase investigation
  • Assessment of the joint venture in thermal storage of a municipality, a water company and a private investor
  • Civil proceedings against an allegation of state aid
  • Assistance of an alleged recipient of state aid before the European Commission and the General Court of the European Union 

Areas of expertise

  • Civil proceedings on state aid
  • Services of general economic interest
  • Setting up "state aid proof" funding structures (for example for joint ventures with government participation) 
  • Proceedings before and against the European Commission
  • Subsidies


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