State Aid

Our EU, Competition & Procurement team has an outstanding track record in Ireland in the area of State aid law. We frequently advise and assist beneficiaries, complainants and Government bodies in relation to:

  • Investigations into the alleged existence of State aid
  • Procedural issues relating to State aid law
  • Complaints to the European Commission with regard to State aid granted to third parties
  • Court actions relating to the alleged grant of State aid


  • An intervener in the General Court

    in the Apple €13bn state aid case.

  • Bank of Ireland

    on three successful Commission State aid approval decisions as part of the bank’s €3.5bn restructuring.

  • Permanent tsb

    in the successful approval decision of State aid to ptsb by the European Commission.

  • EBS

    on the restructuring plan submitted to the European Commission for its €875m recapitalisation.

  • Ryanair

    on its successful appeal to the European General Court overturning the European Commission’s finding of State aid, relating to Ryanair’s dealings with Charleroi Airport.

  • Irish Steel

    in relation to the European Commission approval of State aid from Ireland for the restructuring and privatisation of Irish Steel.

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