On the first day, Phedon Nicolaides will give you a thorough review of the latest Court rulings and Commission decisions on:
- Concept of State aid
- Exceptions from the interdiction of State aid
We welcome topic suggestions – if you have an issues of particular importance to your practice, please let us know. You can also choose topics you would like to discuss from Phedon Nicolaides blog “State Aid Uncovered”.
Your advantage: After one day, you will be up to date about the latest developments in the field of State aid law!
The second day is especially designed for your questions and cases. Do you work on a State aid case and don´t know how to handle it? Or have you had any problems with State aid in the past? This is your opportunity to discuss any question about State aid you might have.
The issues raised by participants will be discussed and you will receive advice on how to improve your own State aid measures and ensure their compatibility with the internal market.
Cases and Confidentiality: The participants will be required to submit a brief summary of the problem or case they want to present for discussion and advice in advance. Information concerning such problems and cases shall be treated confidentially.
Who should attend?
This high-level event is intended for officials and professionals who have good knowledge of State aid or are working on projects that may involve State aid. The acquaintance with the principles of State aid law and its several regulations is essential for the participation in the experts’ discussion on the recent developments in State aid and their implications for the practice.
Training Material & Certificate of Participation
The participants will receive extensive case notes for personal use as well as a certificate of participation.
Day 1: Monday, 9 December
Welcome note and introduction round
Concept of State Aid – Recent Judgements and Commission Decisions
(incl. Coffee break)
- The concept of economic activity and undertaking
- How economic activities may be separated from non-economic activities
- Concept of control of resources by the State
- Nature of the advantage that undertakings may obtain from State intervention
- The conditions under which public measure become selective, with special attention to tax measures
- The extent to which cross-border trade and competition may be distorted.
Exceptions for State Aid – Recent Court Rulings and Commission Decisions
(incl. Coffee break)
The Master Class will analyse measures approved by the Commission, in the sectors such as:
- Regional investment
- Risk finance
and measures where aid was prohibited, e.g.;
End of Day 1
Day 2: Tuesday, 10 December
Case Analysis & Advice on possible solutions for the problems raised by participants (inkl. Coffee break)
The whole day is devoted to the discussion of cases submitted by participants. The lessons drawn from the review of the first day will be used to analyse the problematic aspects of submitted cases and identify possible solutions.
Case Analysis & Advice (Part II)
Summary & Closing discussion
End of the Master Class
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1.810,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.010,- (excl. VAT)
Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 100,-
The Dutch VAT of 21% will be added.
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.