State Aid

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State aid is a highly technical area of EU law and has generated a wide range of evolving case law. Compliance with State aid rules is therefore an issue in any public intervention that involves State resources. State aid issues are usually quite complex, requiring a high level of expertise, in-depth knowledge.

The CMS State Aid Practice Area Group has 40 State aid law specialists practicing State aid law in 17 jurisdictions being located in 20 cities in Europe and beyond – all committed to assist you. 

CMS' State Aid experience covers all aspects of State aid: fiscal incentives, rescue and restructuring aid, aid for infrastructures, services of general economic interest, regional aid, RDI aid, aid for environmental, aid for energy

CMS State Aid Group
CMS has a ded­ic­ated team of leg­al spe­cial­ists to ad­vise on State aid-re­lated mat­ters. Our State aid spe­cial­ist law­yers take a thor­ough ap­proach to leg­al de­tail and can also stand back and take a wider...
Law-Now: Com­pet­i­tion State Aid
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EU state aid law and rules in the UK dur­ing Cov­id-19
In­tro­duc­tion While the UK is no longer a Mem­ber State of the European Uni­on, EU State aid rules con­tin­ue to ap­ply in the UK dur­ing the trans­ition peri­od. The UK Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced an un­pre­ced­en­ted...
Brexit Break­fast Brief­ing: Im­plic­a­tions for Com­pet­i­tion, Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment...
Join our com­pet­i­tion and pro­cure­ment ex­perts for an in­sight in­to the likely im­plic­a­tions of Brexit for Com­pet­i­tion, Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment and State Aid rules.  We will be ex­plor­ing is­sues in­clud­ing:amend­ments...