State Aid Law of the European Union

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-10-11
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Herwig C. H. Hofmann, Professor of European and Transnational Public Law, University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Centre for European Law,Claire Micheau, Policy Officer, European Commission

Herwig C. H. Hofmann is Professor of European and Transnational Public Law at the University of Luxembourg. He researches, teaches, advises, and litigates in European and transnational constitutional, administrative, and regulatory law as well as international economic law. A graduate of the Universities of Hamburg and Oxford, he was previously lecturer in law at Trinity College in Dublin and has been visiting scholar and professor at several universities including Columbia Law School in New York, University of San Francisco Law School, Sciences Po, Paris, and Chuo in Tokyo, and is on the boards of several academic journals.

Claire Micheau is a policy officer at DG Competition (European Commission). She is a regular invited lecturer in several universities, including the University of Luxembourg, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, University of Helsinki, and LUMSA University (Rome). Previously, she held a teaching position in the law departments of Trinity College Dublin and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Claire Micheau has graduated with a Ph.D. (Sorbonne Law School and University of Luxembourg, with Summa Cum Laude; PhD award Prix Solennel de la Chancellerie des Universites de Paris for the best doctoral thesis and Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis of the Luxembourgish National Research Fund) and LL.M. at the University of Cologne. She is also qualified as an attorney at the Paris Bar. She has published various books and articles in the areas of EU law, WTO law, State aid law, and tax law.

Table of Contents

Part I: Rationales for State Aid Rules
1. Activity in a Multi-level System: Motivations for Aid, Why Control It, Evolution of Aid in the EU, Herwig Hofmann
2. Evolution of Aid in the EU: Classifying Different Types of Countries, and the Financial and Economic Crisis, Raj Chari
3. Evolution of State Aid Rules: Conceptions, Challenges, and Outcomes, Claire Micheau
Part II: The Notion of State Aid
1. Criterion of State Origin, Erika Szyszczak
2. The Notion of Undertaking, Wolf Sauter
3. Criterion of Advantage, Aindrias O Caoimh and Wolf Sauter
4. Criterion of Selectivity, Robert Cisotta
5. Distortion of Competition and Effect on Trade Between EU Member States, Erika Szyszczak
6. Public Procurement and State Aid, Christopher Bovis
7. European Structural, Investment Funds, and State Aid Control, Katerina Pantazatou
Part III: Compatibility Rules on State Aid
1. General Theory on Compatibility of State Aid, Tim Maxian Rusche
2. De Jure Compatible Aid under Article 107 (2) TFEU, Massimo Orzan
3. Aid Subject to a Discretionary Assessment under Article 107 (3) TFEU, Ramona Ianus and Massimo Orzan
4. Rescue and Restructuring Aid, Tim Maxian Rusche
5. Transport Aid (Article 93 TFEU), Tim Maxian Rusche
6. Aid Deemed to be Compatible with the Internal Market: The General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), Ramona Ianus
Part IV: Procedures before the Commission
1. The Administrative Procedure - the Privileged Dialogue, Leigh Hancher
2. The Different Stages in the State Aid Procedure, Leigh Hancher, Francesco Maria Salerno, and Michael Schuette
3. Recovery of Unlawful Aid and the Role of the National Courts, Bucura Catalina Mihaescu
Part V: Judicial Review Before the Court of Justice of the European Union
1. Introduction: EU State Aid Litigation in a Quasi-Federal System, Hanns Peter Nehl and Viktor Kreuschitz
2. Direct Actions and Judicial Review before the Union Courts, Hanns Peter Nehl
3. Decentralized Judicial Review and Enforcement of EU State Aid Rules, Viktor Kreuschitz
Part VI: Global Approach of State Aid Law - WTO Law and EU Trade Defence Instruments
1. WTO Subsidy Laws: The International Regulation of State Aid, Luca Rubini
2. Anti-subsidy Law and Practice of the European Union, Juhi Sud and Edwin Vermulst

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