State Aid 2019

State Aid 2019

Pages: 122

ISBN: 978-1-83862-131-5

  • £300.00

State Aid aims to explain the effect of EU legislation and regulation surrounding state aid law in 15 major European jurisdictions, providing readers with up-to-the-minute insight on the strategic considerations and best practices for successful state aid applications and competitions.

Topics include: national legislation implementing European state aid rules, approval and disapproval rules for state aid programmes, information regarding the relevant bodies granting aid and receiving aid applications, national authorities monitoring and enforcing compliance, dispute resolution surrounding illegal and incompatible aid, and much more.

Published in July 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Overview
    • Ulrich Soltész and Isabel Taylor, Gleiss Lutz and Slaughter and May


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Ulrich Soltész, Gleiss Lutz

Ulrich Soltész is a German qualified lawyer working at the Gleiss Lutz Brussels office since 1997. He studied at the University of Freiburg and obtained a Master of Laws degree from the Free University of Brussels. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Freiburg. He became a partner in 2002.

His principal practice areas are EU competition and state aid law. He has published numerous articles on competition and state aid issues and is a contributor to a number of books on these topics. He has frequently been consulted as an expert in the legislative process.

Ulrich’s recent state aid experience includes advising aid recipients and national authorities in some of the recent major state aid cases at the Commission and the European Courts in Luxemburg; his clients include, for example, the German government, General Motors, Commerzbank, AMD, shareholders of three major Landesbanken, WestLB (advisory board), Deutsche Bahn, Hypo Alpe Adria, Qimonda, Daimler, Nokia, ThyssenKrupp, E.ON, Free state of Saxony, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, BayernLB, Land Baden-Württemberg, Infineon, Land Hessen, DSGV, Linde, Bosch, and Bank Burgenland. Ulrich has also acted on behalf of third parties in many of the Commission’s landmark cases, such as WestLB, Bankgesellschaft Berlin, State guarantees for Sparkassen und Landesbanken, German public TV channels, Rover, and the financing of public hospitals. He has been involved in many transactions, especially privatisations, where state aid issues play a key role.

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