Square One Law is the only firm in the North East with extensive experience of EU Structural Funding, particularly ERDF and now the enlarged ESIF Programme.
As well as advising on grant funding, compliance, State aid and defending against claw back claims, Neil Warwick our team head is a member of the Programme Executive Group and the Local Management Committee for the 2017-2013 EU Structural Funds and a member of the ESIF operational board for the 2014-2020 EU Structural Funding.
Examples of our expertise include:
- assessment of ERDF grants for over twenty access to finance initiatives in a twenty year period worth an estimated £250 million helping leverage approximately £1 billion of investment into the North East
- creating special purpose vehicles and escrow arrangements to ensure compliant draw down of grants
- defending numerous claw back claims and advising on mitigation strategies for alleged infringements