Statsstøtte

Vi er eksperter inden for:

  • Generel rådgivning om statsstøtteret, herunder vurdering af om støtte er statsstøtte og om den er lovlig
  • Anmeldelser til EU-Kommissionen
  • Etablering af samarbejde mellem offentlige og private virksomheder
  • Etablering, finansiering, drift, køb og salg af offentlige og halvoffentlige virksomheder
  • Handel med statsstøttede virksomheder
  • Klager over påstået ulovlig statsstøtte
  • Offentlige virksomheders etablering og drift af aktiviteter af privatretlig karakter.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vi har nogen af Danmarks førende eksperter i statsstøtte, og vi rådgiver om alle aspekter inden for statsstøtteretten. Vi rådgiver en bred vifte af sektorer, herunder transport, medier, radio og tv, energi, landbrug og infrastruktur, lige som vi rådgiver inden for finansielle ydelser og skat.

Vores klienter er både offentlige myndigheder og modtagere af statsstøtte, som har behov for at sikre, at støtte ikke er i modstrid med lovgivningen. Vi repræsenterer også konkurrenter til støttemodtagere.

Vi fører jævnligt retssager om statsstøtte for vores klienter over for konkurrencemyndigheder og ved domstole i Danmark og i EU.

Udfordringer på området
Statsstøtte omfatter direkte tilskud og indirekte støtte fra en offentlig myndighed til en virksomhed eller en sektor. Formålet med statsstøttereglerne er at sikre, at konkurrencen blandt virksomheder i EU ikke forvrides.

I de senere år er fokus på statsstøttereglerne steget. Det skyldes i særdeleshed, at nationale myndigheder risikerer at blive mødt med krav om at kræve ulovlig statsstøtte betalt tilbage, og at konkurrenter til støttemodtagere nu kan anlægge erstatningssøgsmål ved de nationale domstole.

Emneord

Vores ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2018
-  Competition and European Law

What the team is known for Market-leading competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. Its lawyers have notable experience in a range of industries, including transport, media, broadcasting and waste. Also represents municipalities in national public procurement cases. Highly active in the energy and renewable energy markets, handling both competition and procurement mandates related to the sector.

Strengths One client praises the department's "very good organisation and a high level of communication," and adds that "they are flexible and there for the client." The same client concludes: "In the area of competition law, they are leading the pack in Denmark."

Interviewees also highlight the firm's "great knowledge of the relevant fields" when handling procurement matters and describe the firm's overall approach as "efficient and service-oriented."

Work highlights Advised Boeing on projects regarding the procurement of supplies to the Danish Ministry of Defence.

Acted for Danfoss on merger control filings relating to its acquisition of Sondex Holding.

Notable practitioners
Managing partner Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is an expert on EU law and a broad range of competition law matters. He is also known for his abilities in public procurement and litigation.

Peter Stig Jakobsen is described by clients as a "good communicator" who is "very passionate about his cases." Particularly well regarded for his activity in contentious matters and competition litigation, he handles both competition law and public procurement mandates. He recently represented Skou Gruppen in a criminal case regarding the violation of competition law following a dawn raid.

Claus Berg is a notable figure in public procurement law who also frequently handles contentious matters relating to procurement in infrastructure and construction projects. His "grasp of construction sector cases" and "knowledge of local authorities" is particularly highlighted by sources.

Tina Braad is a procurement law specialist, assisting a client base predominantly emanating from the public sector. She is experienced in complex tender contracts and procurement processes.

Jesper Kaltoft is favoured by clients for the commercially minded approach he takes to competition matters, with one reporting that he is "very good at understanding complex business matters and at putting himself in our position," adding: "He really understands the commercial side." His expertise includes distribution law, merger control and other EU law issues.

Michael Honoré is well regarded by both peers and clients for his abilities in state aid work. Sources also highlight his litigation skills and his "good understanding of EU legislation and the rules of the EU courts." He defended Energinet.dk against a complaint made to the EC of alleged illegal state aid, as well as a related action for damages brought against the client in the Danish courts.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Competition/European Law

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2018
-  EU and Competition

Bech-Bruun’s ‘very reliable, professional and competent’ competition team is ‘among the best in the country’. Led by ‘incredibly determinedPeter Stig Jakobsen, the nine-partner team regularly acts for private and public sector clients in competition law proceedings and state aid matters. Jesper Kaltoft handled the merger control for Danfoss in the Sondex acquisition. Michael Honoré is recommended and Anne Bergholt Sommer was made partner.

Legal 500, EU and competition

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