European State Aid Law

A Handbook

Edited by: Martin Heidenhain

This handbook - of practical guidance in European state aid cases - is a completely revised and updated version of the Handbuch des Europ?ischen Beihilferechts, first published in German in 2003. The book is not specifically concerned with German law or legal practice, and it will be of general interest to competition lawyers. European state aid law has gained considerably in importance over the last decade. The number of proceedings before the Commission has escalated and the European Courts are increasingly involved with disputes concerning state aid. It fully incorporates the EU Commission State Aid Action Plan ("Less and better targeted state aid: a roadmap for state aid reform 2005-2009"), published mid-2008, and the new version of the General Block Exemption Regulation. The main topics covered include: basic principles . elements of state aid . compatibility of state aid with the Common Market according to Art. 87 Sec.2 and Sec.3 ECT . block exemption regulations . public enterprises . Commission proceedings according to Council Reg. (EC) No. 659/ 1999 . and proceedings before the European courts. To meet the needs of practitioners in Europe and beyond, the handbook also covers state aid concerning venture capital, agriculture, and steel. The contributors are well-known practitioners active in the field of European state aid and competition law.

862 pages

Publication Date: 2/12/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841139180