EU State Aids
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Author: Leigh Hancher; Tom Ottervanger; Piet Jan Slot
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This work provides you with a detailed examination of the substantive and procedural aspects of state aid law and policy, analysing the underlying rules and how they have been applied by the Commission and the Courts.
It is an invaluable resource to all those involved in advising or litigating matters of state aid, from lawmakers to regulators, lawyers, economists and courts.

  • Explains the European Commission’s considerable powers to monitor, control and restrict the forms and levels of aid given by all EU member states to their industries
  • Covers specific issues such as public sector aid, guarantees and taxation
  • Examines State aid in specific sectors, including the financial sector, agriculture, large investment projects, transport and broadcasting
  • Deals with horizontal aid, including aid for SMEs, employment and training, regional aid and aid for research, development and innovation
  • Discusses the economic aspects concerning State aid such as the market investor principle
  • Goes through the administrative procedure for examining State aid
  • Covers the remedies for dealing with and recovering unlawful State aid and the availability of judicial protection
  • Sets out the procedures for illegal state aid complaints
  • Includes summaries of all cases by the General Court and the Court of Justice
  • Lists all relevant rules, regulations, notices and guidance notes, with references to full texts

New to this edition:

  • Presents a complete picture of EU State aid law since the fundamental reforms of the Commission’s State Aid Action Plan
  • Includes an analysis of the impact of economics on state aid law
  • Covers the 2008 General Block Exemption Regulation and the emergency State aid measures issued by the Commission in recent years
  • Covers the impact of the new simplified notification procedures
  • Considers the impact of the Lisbon Treaty
  • Provides a full up date on WTO law
    • Examines the fluctuating case law on procedural rights of third parties