We have in-depth knowledge and significant experience in relation to State aid, including advising clients on financial structuring and sensitive State aid investigations, as well as litigation involving some of the most important decisions in the field.
State aid is an area of growing relevance because of the European Commission’s increasing pressure towards obtaining the reimbursement of alleged subsidies.
The resulting legal uncertainty can also affect the possible acquisition of companies that have received advantages of any kind from the State.
Owing to our representation of certain clients that have been directly in the crosshairs of EU and national regulators, Oswell & Vahida has carved out a recognized leading role in State aid complaints and related litigation before the European Courts, be it in defense cases against alleged State aid or in complaints and appeals against the grant of such aid. The firm is currently lead counsel in more than a dozen pending State aid proceedings before European and national courts.