State Aid Law

State aid law defines the conditions on which businesses maw be granted economic advantages through public resources. Besides subsidies, State aid law covers different transactions between public entities and businesses such as the sale of public land, privatizations, equity participations, debt renegotiations, provision of infrastructure, financial guarantees and loans. State aid law also applies to fiscal measures. At v. Einem & Partner, we advice particularly on the following issues :

  • State aid risk assessment and implementation of State aid requirements for economic transactions between businesses and the public sector (drafting entrustment acts with the provision of services of general economic interest, compliance with the general block-exemption regulation, application of the market economy operator test)
  • Accompanying businesses in State aid notification procedures before the European Commission (DG Comp)
  • Defending businesses in State aid recovery procedures
  • Litigation on illegal State aid to competitors and State aid complaint procedures

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