EU State Aid and WTO Subsidies.
A comparative analysis, interaction and potential convergence.
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law
This paper constitutes the Master’s thesis of Fenia Mylonaki, as the final research attempt
during the LL.M of
Transnational, Commercial European Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy law. The
thesis focuses on the comparison of the function of the similar but not identical notions of EU State Aid and
WTO subsidies, that along with
Countervailing Measures and Ant
dumping measures have been of outmost
significance for the deterrence of distortion of the market or market failure, either in the EU internal market or
the markets of the states from the international trade perspective, as regulated by the WTO. These se
legal orders that have emerged and developed pursue similar but not identical purposes, as it is also reflected in
the different substantive and procedural approaches regarding state aid and subsidies
, an element that triggers
the research interest
of any student or scholar interested in the interaction between different legal orders
In this effort to analyse the various and complex issues, I would like to firstly thank Prof.
Metaxas for introducing the LL.M class of 2014
2015 to the notions of Stat
e Aid and Prof. Papadopoulos for
analysing and elaborating during the course of European Economic Law I into the necessary EU law
background for the comprehension of State Aid law. However, I would like to sincerely thank
the supervisor of
this thesis, Pro
f. Pavlos Masouros, for his advice, support and comments on crucial legal points.