State Aid

To ensure that aid from national and local governments to private companies is legal, state aid has become an important field of law in the European Union. As a MNE, are you aware of potential state aid risks that you may have to manage and control in the European Union? We help you to be on top of it.

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: For instance, how do you respond to the auditor if asked whether your group is exposed to state aid risks? Do you need to take measures to identify 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 deal with your challenges around state aid risks, you will need in-depth expertise and hands-on experience. We provide you 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 in Luxembourg. We help you get through the process in the best way possible.

News - 24 September 2019 - Global

State aid update: EU General Court sets framework for the European Commission to enforce arm’s length transfer pricing under State aid rules

On 24 September 2019, the EU General Court upheld the Commission’s decision that Fiat received unlawful State aid from Luxembourg, and at the same time annulled...
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