Public funding: Orientation in situations concerning state subsidies
Growing complexity on European and national levels increasingly hampers use of government subsidies and preservation of related legal requirements for companies of all kinds. Requirements for private-sector players, municipalities and municipal companies are growing, while the variety of subsidies continues to increase - a fact that makes professional advice indispensable by now.
In Europe, public funds are subject to the state aid control. Jurisdiction of the Federal Supreme Court of Justice (BGH) is clear in this subject: if a state aid receiving company is violating regulatory statutes, the aid received plus interest must be repaid. It should be noted that such violations are not always caused in a conscious way. In some cases, issuance guidelines and control guidelines are not acknowledged appropriately or are entirely interpreted in a wrong way since there is no industry-specific advice and supervision.
A professional analysis of the legal circumstances will help you to avoid such expensive and potentially reputation damaging pitfalls from the beginning. The experts of PJSC are dealing with public subsidies on German and European level for years.
Our team will advise you on the use of relevant aid programs, expert statements concerning legal issues, as well as continuously maintaining aid conformity. Furthermore, we will assist you in the analysis of legal implications concerning taxes and competition.