European State Aid Law
Interactive Online Course |
16.07.2020 - 17.07.2020 |
Online |
Language: English

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

Due to Corona, the traditional EStAL Seminar has switched format: The Seminar will be held online – but the high quality of the event will be kept!

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

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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.

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.

Programme Points

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

After every session there will be a discussion slot for participants to address their individual questions.

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:

Bigmarker is our online course platform. In order to join our online course, please check your device compatibility first.

What do you need in order to join the online course?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How to join the online course?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headphones, click the invitation link, enter and enjoy the interactive online course!

Minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
  • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
  • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

FAQ

Why do I need to register before the online course starts?
Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow participants.

Will the live course be recorded?
Please ask the responsible event manager.

Do I need a camera?
It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

Do I need a microphone?
Since this is an interactive online course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser.

Can I ask questions during the live course?
Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

When can I enter the live course I’m attending?
15 minutes before the start. You only can enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the online course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

Can’t find invitation?
Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

What are the detailed System requirements?
All requirements can be found here.

I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the online course?
Sure. Please message webinar@lexxion.eu. We need to have a separate testing before the start of the course.

My email address has changed – can I still participate?
Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

How do I contact the host of the online course?
webinar@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Day 1: Thursday, 16 July | 09:00 - 14:00

Chairs of the Seminar:

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
09:00

Session 1:
What is an undertaking? Small, medium and single undertaking

  • Slovak health insurance
  • TenderNed
  • State resources (Italy v Commission (Banca Tercas) and Germany v Commission (EEG 2012))
  • Application of State aid to public health and public education: The last frontier
  • Ancillarity and economic activity (the below 20% rule) and the jurisprudence
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

11:00

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

Discussion of your individual questions with the experts from the European Commission and National Authorities

14:00

End of Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday, 17 June | 09:00 - 14:00

09:00

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
Joanna Fornalczyk Partner, Comper, Comper Fornalczyk i Wspólnicy sp.j., Łódź  
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
11:00

Session 4

  • 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
Joanna Fornalczyk Partner, Comper, Comper Fornalczyk i Wspólnicy sp.j., Łódź  
Leo Flynn Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
13:00

Discussion of your individual questions with the experts from the European Commission and National Authorities

14:00

End of the EStAL Online Seminar

Speakers

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

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

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

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

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Venue

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Interactive Online Course | 16.07.2020 - 17.07.2020 | Online | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 910,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 960,- (excl. VAT)

The German VAT of 19% will be added.

Are you subscriber of EStAL (European State Aid Law Quarterly)? / Sind Sie Abonnent von EStAL (European State Aid Law Quarterly)?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
EStAL Online Seminar 2020: Issues of Advantages to Undertakings (And What to Do About it)
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€960,00
EStAL Online Seminar 2020: Issues of Advantages to Undertakings (And What to Do About it)
Reduced fee for EStAL subscribers / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für EStAL-Abonnenten
€910,00

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