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State aid

Decisive advice for the hardest cases.

We have extensive experience advising both governments and companies on state aid matters across a range of industry sectors.

We represent clients on investigations before the European Commission and the European and national courts, and advise clients on potential state aid aspects of proposed investments or divestments.

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, European state aid rules have adapted quickly to deal with the many financial rescues by national governments. We continue to play a leading role in advising financial institutions, central banks and governments on these complex developments, most notably on key mandates that have set new legal precedents in the UK and Germany.

Our direct involvement in the cases, and the experience gained over many years, allows us to provide clients with informed and decisive advice even in the most novel and challenging of cases.

  • Administrative and public law
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Financial services regulation
  • Business and human rights (regulatory)
  • Carbon economy
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Defence and export controls
  • Environmental, construction and planning law
  • Foreign investment regulation
  • Privatisation
  • Product regulation
  • Public procurement
  • Regulatory and public affairs
  • Sanctions
  • State aid
  • Trade