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State Aid

The European Commission intensified investigations into illegal state aid as companies in the EU are receiving more government support in the current economic climate. This presents MNEs with some new challenges.

New challenges

There are potentially a number of challenges for MNEs to consider, for instance: how do you respond to an auditor if asked whether your group is exposed to state aid risks? Do you need to take measures to identify, quantify, control or reduce risks from previous years? If a state aid risk exists, what must be disclosed in your financial statements?

We help you manage state aid challenges

When deciding how best to manage state aid risks, you will need in-depth expertise and hands-on experience. We provide just that. We can provide you with fully-integrated, tailor-made and practical advice. When advising you on tax-related and other state aid matters – which often also involve transfer pricing issues – we pull together the expertise of our highly experienced competition law experts and transfer pricing specialists.  

Representation in court

We represent clients before both national and EU courts in relation to state aid matters. Our experience includes landmark cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. We help you get through the process in the best way possible.


EU Court of Justice orders another judicial State aid review of Belgian Excess Profit Rulings
News - 16 September 2021 - Global

EU Court of Justice orders another judicial State aid review of Belgian Excess Profit Rulings

On 16 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgement on whether the Belgian excess profit rulings could qualify as State aid...
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EU Tax Alert 188
News - 11 May 2021 - Global

EU Tax Alert Edition 188

EU Tax Alert: M-GmbH, Danske Bank, DAC7, MK
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News - 09 March 2021 - Global

EU Tax Alert Edition 187

EU Tax Alert: Brexit, Digital Taxation, Lexel AB, DAC6
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European Commission approves 3 Belgian State aid measures
News - 20 April 2020 - Belgium

European Commission approves 3 Belgian State aid measures

The European Commission has approved the €50 billion federal loan guarantee scheme, the €3 billion Flemish loan guarantee scheme and the deferred payment of...
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EU General Court annuls State aid decision on Belgian excess profit rulings
News - 14 February 2019 - Belgium

EU General Court annuls State aid decision on Belgian excess profit rulings

On 14 February 2019, the EU General Court annulled the European Commission’s State aid decision of 11 January 2016 on Belgian excess profit rulings on the formal...
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