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state aid

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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.

related resources

Legal updates

What does the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill tell us about what will happen for state aid after Brexit?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill currently making its way through the Houses of Parliament is intended to ensure that the UK statutory framework continues to function once we have left the European Union.

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Legal updates

Public matters - May 2018

This edition includes updates on New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, eDisclosure, and state aid after Brexit.

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Brexit

State aid after Brexit

A letter from Andrew Griffiths MP (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility) to the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee dated 28 March 2018 and recently published on parliament’s website provides some much needed clarity on state aid regulation after Brexit.

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State aid in regeneration projects

Local authorities across the country are engaging in regeneration projects to support their local economies and generate revenue or capital receipts.

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