European State Aid Law
Seminar |
02.04.2020 - 04.04.2020 |
Sicily |
Language: English

EStAL Seminar 2020

The EStAL Seminar 2020 provides an in-depth examination and discussion of the most important developments and recent judgments related to the notion of aid and the question of how to determine whether a measure constitutes State aid.



What is the status quo of the Commission’s Notice on the Notion of Aid given recent judgments that challenge various concepts such as ‘economic activity’ and ‘effect on trade’?

The European Commission’s Notice on the Notion of State Aid aims to contribute to a consistent application of the concept of aid and particularly to identify when public investments do not contain State aid in the light of Article 107(1) TFEU. As such, it provides guidance on the main principles of the notion of undertaking, the presence of an economic activity, financing through State resources and the presence of an economic advantage for the beneficiary.

In practice, it remains challenging to define the lines between economic and non-economic activities, between State and private resources as well as between advantage and non-advantage. For each of them, the precise delineation has to take account of further element provided in various recent court judgments.

To understand the Commission’s approach and practice regarding State aid, this intensive seminar will discuss various elements of the Notice on the Notion of Aid taking into consideration latest rulings of the courts and Commission decisions.


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.

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 Enrica Corpace.


The EStAL Seminar 2020 provides an in-depth examination and discussion of the most important developments and recent judgments related to the notion of aid and the question of how to determine whether a measure constitutes State aid.

Discuss your individual cases and questions in full confidentiality!

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:


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Sicily, Italy
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Seminar | 02.04.2020 - 04.04.2020 | Sicily | Language: English

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

The Italian VAT of 22% will be added.

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

Are you subscriber of EStAL (European State Aid Law Quarterly)? / Sind Sie Abonnent von EStAL (European State Aid Law Quarterly)?
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EStAL Seminar 2020: The Evolving Concept on the Notion of Aid
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EStAL Seminar 2020: The Evolving Concept on the Notion of Aid
Reduced fee for EStAL subscribers / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für EStAL-Abonnenten

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