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Jay Mehta

Senior Associate, Manchester

I specialise in European Funding (ERDF, Horizon 2020, ESF and State aid) and Information Access (FOI/EIR) law.

Experience

As an Associate Jay has over 12 years' experience in State aid and public funding, particularly European Funding.

His particular interest is large infrastructure and research projects, in terms of eligibility, commercialisation, residual value, incentive effect, conventional counterfactual analysis, aid intensity and the calculation of aid under the environment aid guidelines. He has been involved in several landmark regeneration projects, some of them requiring full EC notifications for State aid and major ERDF projects. He has also successfully defended projects against State aid challenges and adverse audits, particularly in ERDF and FP7 cases. His regeneration experience includes all forms of transport infrastructure, regional development, financial engineering instruments, land remediation, skills, broadband, housing, R&D and heritage.

He has advised on ERDF eligibility, match, intervention, irregularities, audits, revenue generating projects, disposal or change of ownership/use, claw backs, irregularities and funds (like JESSICA, JEREMIE).

Additionally he is involved in developing Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulation publication schemes, drafting of refusal notices, conduct of reviews and negotiations with the information commissioner's office for a number of higher education, further education and local authorities.

A list of his publications includes:

  • State aid and Procurement in PPPs _ Two faces of a single coin? (EPPPL 3/2007 p.141)
  • The Changing Regulatory Framework for Local Authority SPVs in England (EPPPL 4/2007 p.230)
  • Tax Harmonisation and State aid _ A warning for the future (EStAL 2/2007 p.257)
  • Case Report Belgium and Forum 187 v Commission (EStAL 4/2007 p.732)
  • Is JESSICA the holy grail of urban regeneration? (EPPPL 3/2010 p.165)
  • Is ERDF a poisoned chalice? The Bay Issue 42 April 2013 p.107

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