Research Handbook on European State Aid Law

Research Handbooks in European Law series

Edited by Erika Szyszczak, University of Sussex, UK

This timely new Handbook reflects on current issues that confront State aid law and policy in the EU.

‘Erika Szyszczak is to be applauded for having assembled a very significant line-up of contributors and contributions in a very well-geared edited collection. . . the reviewer has enjoyed reading this edited collection. . . The book is comprehensive in highlighting the right issues and offering the right mix of high-level/detailed analysis that a complex subject such as State aid requires. As such, this edited collection will certainly be of use to policy-makers, practitioners, and students alike. What is also certain is that it will have a privileged position on my State aid shelf for a long time.’
– Luca Rubini, Yearbook of European Law

‘Erika Szyszczak and the team have come up trumps with a modern comment on state aid and policy. Thank you!’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

‘This fine collection of essays demonstrates in a very articulate way why EU State aid law has taken the centre stage of EU law. In eighteen chapters the reader is provided with a fascinating snapshot of the main issues and developments of the law. The key elements of the EU policy are analysed in a critical way often leading to new insights. In addition the book contains a wealth of material greatly facilitating further research.’
– Piet Jan Slot, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

‘European State aid law needs more self-questioning and more intellectual debate. In my view, this Research Handbook is a very valuable contribution to this necessary process. It correctly identifies the most intellectually problematic issues within State aid law and asks the right questions. This may be due to the balance in the excellent selection of contributors, coming both from the academia and from practice. This guarantees, on the one hand, that the questions are relevant in practice and not purely theoretical but also provides, on the other hand, for a rigorous analytical approach when confronting the issues. The result is a fresh and interesting new look to many of the basic issues of State aid law.’
– José Luis Buendia Sierra, Garrigues, Brussels, Belgium, and King’s College London, UK

‘This Research Handbook provides an in-depth exploration of some of the most difficult and controversial issues in current State aid law and policy. It is unusual in providing not only a legal but also an economic and political science perspective on this rapidly developing area of EU law. The Handbook will be a welcome addition to the shelves of State aid practitioners and academics alike.’
– Kelyn Bacon, Brick Court Chambers, London, UK

2013 456 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 553 3 £65.60 £49.00 $65.60 $82.00
2011 456 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 274 1 £202.50 £155.00 $202.50 $225.00

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