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State Aid lawyers

State aid law plays a crucial role in the functioning of markets, ensuring a level playing field. Its importance has been brought into sharp relief in the latest global financial crisis.

State aid is always an issue in privatisations, which remain on government agendas. Government involvement or funding in major projects raises state aid issues for private sector bidders as well as for government.

At CMS, we can help you successfully manage any engagement with the state in a transactional capacity. Our sector-focused team of lawyers has many years of experience in advising government and the private sector in the UK on state aid issues, and we regularly advise on privatisations in expanding economies.

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Caroline Hobson
Co-head of Competition
United Kingdom, London
Caroline co-leads the CMS UK Competition Team advising on a wide range of EU and UK competition law and regulatory issues. Caroline has particular experience in the consumer products, financial...
Kabir Garyali
Kabir Garyali
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Kabir is Of Counsel in the CMS Competition Team in London. He has practised in the field of EU and UK competition law and merger control for over 7 years. His experience includes conduct of merger...
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Russell Hoare
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Russell regularly advises on merger control, behavioural cases, compliance, market investigations, abuse of dominance, public procurement, State aid and consumer protection law, both at EU and UK...
Ruth Derruau
Ruth Derruau
United Kingdom, London
Ruth is an Associate in the Competition & Trade Team in London. She has advised on a range of antitrust, merger control, regulatory and procurement matters for over seven years. Ruth advises clients...