European State Aid Law
Webinar |
02.04.2020 |
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Language: English

Live Webinar: COVID-19 and State Aid Law

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU Member States are urgently rolling out aid measures to save their economies. At the same time, the European Commission is working to quickly adapt the existing State aid legal framework to address the new reality.

The need for clarity and discussion in the current dynamic, emergency situation has lead to this timely webinar. Our line-up of speakers is spot-on: State aid experts from DG Competion of the European Commission, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, and Maastricht University.

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Participation fee: € 90,- (excl. VAT)

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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU Member States are urgently rolling out aid measures to save their economies. At the same time, the European Commission is working to quickly adapt the existing State aid legal framework to address the new reality.

The need for clarity and discussion in the current dynamic, emergency situation has lead to this timely webinar. Our line-up of speakers is spot-on: State aid experts from DG Competion of the European Commission, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, and Maastricht University.

Preliminary programme:

  • What are the latest rules on State aid during the Covid-19 crisis
  • How should governments develop their aid measures to be compliant
  • What unknowns/contentious points remain regarding State aid and what are the possible ways forward
  • Q & A

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ramona Ianus (Case Handler – State aid at DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Phedon Nicolaides (Professor at Maastricht University)
  • Preben Sandberg Pettersson (Head of State Aid Division at Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs)

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Thursday, 2 April | 11:00 - 13:00 (CET)

11:00

What are the latest rules on State aid during the Covid-19 crisis: Commission’s Temporary Framework

  • Explaining the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak (Commission Communication)
  • Information exchange Commission-Member States: What details should be shared with the Commission and mistakes detected so far
Ramona Ianus Case Handler, State aid at DG Competition
11:30

How should governments develop their aid measures to be compliant: Denmark case study and measures in other Member States

  • Case study: Denmark’s support measures – Guarantee scheme for SME’s affected by the Coronavirus outbreak (Art 107(3)(b) TFEU – Temporary Framework) (SA.56708), and State aid notification on compensation scheme cancellation of events related to COVID-19 (Art 107(2)(b) TFEU) (SA.56685)
    • How have the measures been implemented in practice?
    • Early lessons learned/problems identified
Preben Sandberg Pettersson Head of State Aid Division at Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
11:50

Break

12:00

Case law on Art 107(2)(b) and Art 107(3)(b): ‘exceptional occurrence’ and ‘serious disturbance’ – interpretation, application and past mistakes

  • Interpretation of ‘exceptional occurrence’ and ‘serious disturbance’
  • Application of the two concepts in past cases and mistakes that Member States made
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Q & A

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
Ramona Ianus Case Handler, State aid at DG Competition
Preben Sandberg Pettersson Head of State Aid Division at Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
13:00

End of webinar

Speakers

Ramona Ianus
Case Handler, State aid at DG Competition

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Preben Sandberg Pettersson
Head of State Aid Division at Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

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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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Webinar | 02.04.2020 | | Language: English

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