Subsidy and state aid issues are usually quite complex, requiring a high level of expertise and in-depth knowledge from advisors. Gleiss Lutz has a dedicated team of legal specialists to advise on unique state aid-related matters. European, national, state, and local regulations frequently overlap, particularly where major research and development projects as well as investments involving state aid are concerned – an area in which public business, tax, IP and EU law are closely intertwined. As a full service law firm, Gleiss Lutz has a multidisciplinary team of seasoned experts that covers the full spectrum of subsidies and state aid law – making us a one-stop shop for state aid advice.
Companies often feel disadvantaged by competitors receiving state subsidies. We advise and represent clients in competitor complaints before national courts and in complaints before national authorities and the European Commission.
Cases before the European Commission
Beneficiaries of state aid are being increasingly targeted by the European Commission. We represent clients in proceedings brought by and before the European Commission and the EU courts in Luxembourg.
International anti-subsidy law
The impact of international anti-subsidy law on global business is steadily increasing. We advise and represent clients in proceedings before the European Commission, for example if they have been damaged by subsidised imports from non-EU countries. We also keep them abreast of the latest WTO/GATT developments.
Not only privatisations (PPP) and remunicipalisations, but also other government contracts for supplies or services involve the risk of accusations of concealed, unlawful state aid. Together with our PPP specialists, and drawing on the expertise of our procurement lawyers, we help eliminate any state-aid related risks or exposure.