Working closely with clients for the best state aid results at the service of public and private actors in any economic sector, from energy production to public services, concerning any form of intervention, from subsidised loans to taxes and financial instruments, in all EU and EEA countries.
Advice on whether a planned or implemented measure constitutes state aid and on the application of the market economy operator principle.
Guidance on the procedural and legal steps necessary to comply with the state aid rules.
Advice on the design of public interventions, on the application of the Block Exemption Regulation and the de minimis rules.
Assistance with the drafting of domestic legislation and with the design and organisation of public services, PPP, infrastructure projects.
Specialised advice regarding recovery of incompatible state aid.
Drafting of pre-notification and notification documentation.
Assistance at meetings with the Commission’s services, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and national administrations.
Advice on whether competitors have received state aid in violation of the state aid rules, drafting of complaints and active follow-up and monitoring of the administrative procedure and the handling of the complaint.
Defence before the European Courts (General Court, European Court of Justice, EFTA Court) of the interests of public administrations, companies and associations in actions for annulment, failure to act or preliminary rulings.
Actions before national courts relating to state aid matters (classification as state aid of a given measure, recovery claims, etc).
Complaints to the European Ombudsman in case of mal administration or violation of the Treaty Provisions by the European Institutions.
Review and auditing of any state aid measure received within a given period of time by public entities and institutions, organisations or associations.
Assessment of compliance with state aid rules of grants awarded.
State aid auditing of companies either for compliance purposes or in the context of a transaction.
Advice on state aid compliance of projects co-financed within the structural funds programmes.
General advice on compliance with public procurement rules for state aid purposes.
Legal defence before administrations and court procedures regarding subsidies granted in the context of the structural funds.