Free-market competition can be distorted not only by companies but also by the actions of public authorities.
As a rule, unless exempted, the EU law prohibits the granting of state aid by EU Member States and their agencies. Specific exceptions to this rule are set forth in the applicable legislation.
Hansberry Tomkiel advises clients who have received state aid as well as clients who wish to challenge the grant and use of unlawful state aid by their competitors.
Our recent experience includes: