Advised on State Aid Granted to Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. in Poland

During a State aid investigation by the European Commission, Compass Lexecon experts analyzed whether the economic agreement between the Polish government and Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. (“AWSA”), the operator of the Polish A2 motorway, was at ‘market rate’ or whether it included a hidden subsidy.

We prepared an economic report for submission to the European Commission. The Commission concluded in August 2017 that AWSA was overcompensated, mainly due to a change in Polish law, and required Poland to recover the funds from AWSA.