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.


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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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