European State Aid Law
Seminar |
16.07.2020 - 18.07.2020 |
Copenhagen |
Language: English

EStAL Seminar 2020: Issues of Advantages to Undertakings (And What to Do About it)

Copenhagen Lexxion ESI Funds Management

The EStAL Seminar 2020 provides an in-depth examination and discussion of the most important developments and recent judgments related to issues of Advantages to Undertakings.

Participation fee: € 2.480,- (excl. VAT)

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Methodology

During the two and a half-day programme, you will have ample room to profoundly look into the diverse aspects of the given subject thanks to a high variety of dense and topical presentations, case-studies, brain-storming rounds and in-depth discussionof your individual questions. The coffee and lunch breaks as well as social and leisure activities alongside the sessions provide a perfect platform for (informal) exchange and networking.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance!
You are highly welcome to send your individual questions and/or important issues beforehand – our experts look forward to answering your questions and giving you first-hand advice! All information concerning your questions and cases will be treated confidential. The Seminar takes place under Chatham House Rules.

Preliminary Programme Points

[The detailed programme will be available soon!]

Session 1:

  • What is an undertaking? Small, medium and single undertaking – Slovak health insurance; TenderNed

Session 2:
Advantages – Part 1: The Concept of “Advantage” in State Aid

  • Assessment of existence of aid and how to quantify it
  • Proof of investment rationality: market price, benchmarks, business plans and indicators
  • Does compliance with public procurement law preclude State aid?
  • Competitive Selection procedures

Session 3:
Advantages – Part 2: Recent Case Law on Non-/Presence of Advantage

  • C-332/18 P Mytilinaios Anonymos Etairia
  • C-385/18 Arriva Italia
  • C-438/16 P Commission v France and IFP Énergies nouvelles
  • C‑127/16 P SNCF Mobilités
  • Case T‑778/17 Autostrada Wielkopolska
  • T-865/16 Fútbol Club Barcelona v Commission

Session 4:

  • Compatability Analysis before the Union courts
  • GBER: BMW, Eesti Pagar
  • Infrastructure: T-68/15 HH Ferries and others v Commission (Øresund Bridge), Fehmarn Tunnel
  • FIH Bank

Seminar Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to make it to the seminar you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event.
The price is € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Julia Thiemann.

Faculty & Participants

A diverse professional background of the panel and a small circle of participants sharing a homogeneous level of expertise and experience will guarantee a lively and insightful debate:

Venue

Day 1:

Chair of the Seminar
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
09:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

09:30

Welcome note on behalf of Lexxion and introduction round

Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
10:00

Morning Session:
What is an undertaking? Small, medium and single undertaking

(incl. coffee break)

Among other cases:

  • Slovak health insurance
  • TenderNed
Koen van de Casteele Head of Unit - DG COMP — Directorate-General for Competition Deputy Director General State aid -  State aid Policy and Case support, European Commission, Brussels
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
13:00

Lunch break

14:30

Afternoon Session: Advantages – Part 1: The Concept of “Advantage” in State Aid

  • Assessment of existence of aid and how to quantify it
  • Proof of investment rationality: market price, benchmarks, business plans and indicators
  • Does compliance with public procurement law preclude State aid?
  • Competitive Selection procedures
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
16:30

End of Day 1

17:30

Networking programme

Guided visit of the main cultural sites of the city.
Dinner with the speakers

Day 2:

Chair of the Seminar
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
09:00

Recap of the content of the first day

Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
09:30

Morning Session: Advantages – Part 2: Recent Case Law on Non-/Presence of Advantage

(incl. coffee break)

Among other cases:

  • C-332/18 P Mytilinaios Anonymos Etairia
  • C-385/18 Arriva Italia
  • C-438/16 P Commission v France and IFP Énergies nouvelles
  • C‑127/16 P SNCF Mobilités
  • Case T‑778/17 Autostrada Wielkopolska
  • T-865/16 Fútbol Club Barcelona v Commission
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
Joanna Fornalczyk Partner, Comper, Comper Fornalczyk i Wspólnicy sp.j., Łódź  
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

13:00

Lunch break

14:30

Afternoon Session

(incl. coffee break)

  • Compatibility Analysis before the Union courts
  • GBER: BMW, Eesti Pagar
  • Infrastructure: T-68/15 HH Ferries and others v Commission (Øresund Bridge), Fehmarn Tunnel
  • FIH Bank
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Joanna Fornalczyk Partner, Comper, Comper Fornalczyk i Wspólnicy sp.j., Łódź  
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

16:30

End of Day 2

Day 3:

Chair of the Seminar
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
09:30

Morning Session: Discussion on Participants’ cases

Discussion on your individual questions and/or important issues.
Our experts look forward to answering your questions and giving you first-hand advice. All information concerning your questions and cases will be treated confidential.

Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
13:00

Lunch break

14:30

End of the Seminar and distribution of certificates

Speakers

Leo Flynn
Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels

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Koen van de Casteele
Head of Unit - DG COMP — Directorate-General for Competition Deputy Director General State aid -  State aid Policy and Case support, European Commission, Brussels

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Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

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Joanna Fornalczyk
Partner, Comper, Comper Fornalczyk i Wspólnicy sp.j., Łódź  

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Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Copenhagen

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Seminar | 16.07.2020 - 18.07.2020 | Copenhagen | Language: English

This event has been postponed! (Original event date: 02.04. – 04.04.2020)

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Thiemann.


Participation Fees
Reduced fee for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 2.380,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.480,- (excl. VAT)

The Danish VAT of 25% will be added.

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

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