European State Aid Law

European State Aid Law

We’re by your side when your grants are under scrutiny.

Companies that receive grants have to reckon with these being classed as state aid. Competitors can object to these grants. We’re by your side, whatever the situation.

We provide comprehensive advice to companies, authorities and public institutions on European state aid law. One of our focuses is representing clients before the European courts and - at the national level - the judicial enforcement of state aid law against competitors. We have achieved precedents in both areas over the years, and these have had a lasting impact on this field.

We have particular expertise in the areas air transport, infrastructure, energy supply and credit institutions, as well as public companies and holdings.

Our range of advice in the field of state aid law includes:

  • Compliance and training on state aid law
  • Representation of companies before the European Commission, European courts and the national authorities and courts
  • Private enforcement of state aid law, in particular against competitors
  • Repayment of state aid
  • Advice in connection with research collaborations
  • Advice in connection with acquisitions, disposals and restructuring
  • Advice in connection with public financing
  • Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, EEG)
Dr. Daniel Dohrn

Dr. Daniel Dohrn


Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 441
F +49 221 2091 333


Dr. Simon Spangler<br/>LL.M. (UCT)

Dr. Simon Spangler


Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
60306 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 707968 183
F +49 69 707968 111

Am Sandtorkai 74
20457 Hamburg
T +49 40 808 105 526
F +49 40 808 105 555



The team has made a name for itself advising on research and development grants.

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien, 2021/22

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