State and private entities are connected by a wide range of legal relationships. These range from joint ownership of companies and collaborative agreements to day-to-day supply and service contracts. As soon as economic operators gain any noticeable economic advantage from such contracts this raises the question of their permissibility and effectiveness under state aid law.
The subject matter is complex and governed by numerous different regulations. To find the applicable set of rules can, in itself, present a challenge.
We provide clear recommendations – both to recipients of state aid and to those distributing public funds. Should the planned approach not be permissible, we develop alternative, compliant approaches that are economically feasible.