State Aid

State aid regulations mark out boundaries for state and municipal support for private businesses. These rules aim to prevent the misuse of public funds and the distortion of competition. Illegal state aid must be repaid, which means that public institutions and businesses that receive support must take steps to eliminate the relevant risks.

COBALT’s team of experienced experts successfully guides clients through various stages of state aid allocation procedures, starting with the planning of a state aid measure or programme or applying for state aid and ending with the representation of clients in formal and informal investigations that are initiated by the European Commission.