Law of public grants and subsidies

We advise businesses, municipalities and granting authorities in a number of areas, including the following:

  •  Notification procedures for individually notifiable grants with the European Commission, in particular in the case of grants for investment projects
  • The development of procedures for the conclusion of contracts between public authorities and companies in accordance with law of public grants and subsidies, in particular contracts regarding services and the provision of public services / services of general economic interest (SGEI)
  • The restructuring of public, and in particular municipal companies in accordance with law of public grants and subsidies, as well as their entrustment with public tasks
  • The drafting of documents for the granting of securities by public authorities in accordance with law of public grants and subsidies, in particular municipal guarantees
  • The divestiture of public assets in accordance with law of public grants and subsidies, e.g. of company shares, properties and usage rights, especially within the context of competitive and urban development procedures
  • The realisation of procurement procedures appropriate for publication with a view to avoiding reimbursement proceedings in conjunction with the use of public funds
  • The defence of demands for reimbursement issued by granting authorities to the recipients of public funding
  • The drafting of funding and granting guidelines as well as funding agreements for granting authorities, including the provision of support regarding notifications to the European Commission required in this context
  • Complaints to the European Commission in cases of impermissible state subsidies
  • Advising funding recipient on the requirements imposed by granting authorities regarding the use of grant money in accordance with subsidy law

When rendering advice, our standard practice is to adopt a constructive and cooperative approach. We also represent the interests of our clients before the national and European courts where this is unavoidable.