Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe

Gorrissen Federspiel (Copenhagen)

Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe is partner joined Gorrissen Federspiel in 2021 after he has served as Danish Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. During that time he was involved in very important cases, including a large number before the Grand Chamber, providing him with a thorough knowledge of experience in EU law and EU procedural law. He has delivered Opinions in a broad spectrum of fields, including Competition law, State aid, Public procurement, Internal market law (free movement of goods, persons, services and capital), Fundamental rights, Direct taxation, VAT, Customs union, Private international law, International law, Intellectual property rights, Data protection, Agricultural and fishing regulations, Banking law and Consumer protection law. He has a long previous career as a lawyer in commercial law, as Head of Department in the office of Property and Obligations Law in the Ministry of Justice, judge (interim) at the Eastern High Court (Østre Landsret) and as Consumer Ombudsman where he has i.a. dealt with complex issues in the financial sector. In addition, he has been lecturer at the University of Aarhus and the University of Copenhagen and visiting professor at the University of Aalborg. He has written many articles and given a large number of lectures at different universities and at international conferences, also as key note speaker, on mainly EU law, property law, law of obligations and marketing law. He speaks fluently English, French and German.

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796 Bulletin

Martin André Dittmer, Erik Kjaer-Hansen, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe State aid & Public procurement: An overview of EU and national case law


This special issue explores recent case law and elaborates on the interplay between public procurement and State aid. The two fields of law share the common aim to ensure that competition is undistorted on the internal market. As regards State aid rules, TFEU contains a prohibition that excludes Member States from granting any kind of aid to an undertaking, which might place other undertakings at an unjustified competitive disadvantage. The objective of public procurement rules is to ensure that the competition for public contracts remains free and open; when a contracting authority awards a certain contract, it does so on the basis of either the lowest price or the most advantageous economic offer and irrespective of the nationality of the tenderer. Without these rules Member States would not be constrained in funding beneficial companies; either by granting favourable contracts to companies or through unrestricted subsidy.



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