Our experts provide a broad spectrum of experience across all forms of subsidies, not only straight capital expenditure, but also guarantees, tax exemptions and capital investments under favourable conditions.
A key aspect of our expertise is government subsidies and our experts handle many varieties across an extremely wide domain. These span environmental subsidies for renewable energy projects and environmental projects, financial contributions in PPP projects, project subsidies, development of industrial real estate, subsidies in the educational sector and various forms of direct state aid, such as public transport subsidies.
Furthermore, we have extensive expertise in all the relevant legal domains such as budgetary law, government guarantees, tax law, and ESA-neutrality.
On a European level, we have an expert understanding of the principles and processes needed to ensure that the entire subsidy application and granting process is lawful, including the European law aspects of a subsidy. We also have informal contacts with the EU Commission.
An additional strength is our in-depth knowledge and experience in litigation regarding State aid at all levels, be it at the European Commission, the EU courts, or various national courts. As a result we are involved in many landmark or high profile cases.