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state aid


State aid rules for public funds are governed by European legislation and case law. Access to expertise is vital for a project’s success where this involves public funding, support or other investment. From advising on specific grants to large scale redevelopment projects, our specialist team provides sector specific advice on all aspects of state aid. We use our experience of advising aid providers and recipients across several sectors, and in a wide range of circumstances, to identify a route to state aid compliance that eliminates the risk of challenges without departing from your key goals and objectives.

what we do...

  • Our clients - central and local government, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies (such as government agencies and LEPS) private and third sector organisations entering into joint ventures with the public sector and seeking grants or other public sector investment mutuals and publicly owned companies.
  • Our expertise - dealing with both public and private clients enables us to provide bespoke solutions without ‘reinventing the wheel’.
  • Sector experience - social care, education, health, government and public sector.
  • Four dedicated specialists - working nationally.
  • Our services - interpretation of European legislation and case law, funding issues using block exemptions and approved schemes, strategic policy reviews, funding decisions and challenges, joint venture vehicles and funding structures competition law, Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership/projects, corporate finance, property.
  • Bespoke training - on state aid rules and their practical application.
  • Industry memberships – UK State aid Lawyers Association (Competition Law Association), Procurement Law Association.

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