Easy State Aid - state aid advisory


The Commission has significantly revised its approach with regard to the existence of State aid in projects where infrastructure is financed or co-financed by the State or through State resources (including EU funds). As a consequence of the judgment of the General Court of 24 March 2011 in joined cases T-443/08 and T-455/08 Leipzig-Halle (confirmed on 19 December 2012 by the Court of Justice in judgement in case C-288/11 P), State aid may be present in projects concerning financing of the infrastructure, regardless of character of entity responsible for its realization, as long as the infrastructure can be economically exploited

In this field:

  • we provide expertise on how to ensure compatibility of aid for infrastructure
  • we represent our Clients in proceedings before the European Commission