European State Aid Law
Workshop |
08.03.2023 |
London |
Language: English

Learn from the experts – Subsidy Control workshop

In this workshop, Subsidy Control experts Alexander Rose, Sattam Al-Mugheiry, Maria Marsden and Andrea Biondi will discuss the UK’s new Subsidy Control regime including the requirements of the Subsidy Control Act 2022 and the duty to notify certain awards to the Competition and Markets Authority.  The session will be perfect for those regularly working on matters involving public funding, including officials administering public funds in Central and Local Government, in-house lawyers within businesses that regularly seek public funding and professional advisers.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from £ 950,- (excl. VAT)




A Lexxion Training provides you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in different sectors. Presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guidelines in the respective sector in practice.

This training will be conducted by renowned experts from EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies.

Our training method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:

  1. Identification of the main points or principles,
  2. Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
  3. Application of the rules and principles.

Participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Who should participate?

  • State Aid Monitoring Offices in the Member States
  • National Ministries and Agencies involved in the regulation and provision of public services, such as: Ministries for:
    • Social Affairs
    • Health
    • Transport
    • Infrastructure
    • Telecommunication
    • Economy and Energy
  • Regional and Communal Governments and City Councils concerned with the provision of social services, health care, public transportation, energy and water supply, waste management and of other public services
  • Companies providing public services both on national and local level
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs

Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 249,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Julia Thiemann.


Wednesday, 8 March




Welcome from Lexxion

  • Introductions to the speakers and participants
  • Today’s learning objectives

Session 1:  Overview of the new Subsidy Control regime

What rules currently apply?

  • The Subsidy Control Act 2022
  • Secondary Legislation
  • The role of the Statutory Guidance

What steps need to be taken to properly assess the compliance of a measure?

  • Flow chart of steps to take

The Notion of Subsidy

  • The four cumulative criteria at Section 2
  • No subsidy routes (such as CMO)
  • Group Exercises: How to assess if a Subsidy is present in your Scheme/Project?

Interactive discussion using worked examples to illustrate points

Alexander Rose Partner, DWF Law LLP, United Kingdom

Coffee Break


Session 2:  Prohibited categories and special rules

  • The meaning of “ailing or insolvent”
  • The difference between absolute and conditional prohibitions
  • Supporting relocation projects
  • The Energy and Environmental Guidelines


Interactive discussion using worked examples to illustrate the points.

Alexander Rose Partner, DWF Law LLP, United Kingdom

Session 3: Routes to compliantly award subsidies

  • Minimal Financial Assistance
  • Service of Public Economic Interest Assistance
  • Streamlined Routes
  • The Subsidy Control Principles
  • Service of Public Economic Interest
Sattam Al-Mugheiry



Session 4: Referring a subsidy to the Subsidy Advice Unit

Maria Marsden CMA
David Du Parc Braham CMA

Session 5:  Transparency Requirements

  • How to satisfy the TCA requirements
  • How to get log in codes to upload information
  • Implications of setting up schemes rather than awarding subsidies
Alexander Rose Partner, DWF Law LLP, United Kingdom

Coffee Break


Session 6: Challenges under the new Subsidy Control regime

Areas that are commonly overlooked (inc. prohibited categories)


How challenges are brought and what public bodies can do to protect themselves

Andrea Biondi
Professor of European Union Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s College, London.


Session 7: Question and Answer Session

All Speakers




Alexander Rose
Partner, DWF Law LLP, United Kingdom

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Sattam Al-Mugheiry

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Maria Marsden

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David Du Parc Braham

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Andrea Biondi
Professor of European Union Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s College, London.

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Kings College London

London, United Kingdom
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Workshop | 08.03.2023 | London | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in London:
Regular fee: £ 950,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: £ 50,-

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in London is limited.

Kindly register by sending the following information to Laura Gardes at Contact Details (Name, Surname, Email, Telephone) and Billing Details (name of the company, Customer ID if applicable Address and VAT number)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of a no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due. Lexxion is happy to accept a replacement participant at no extra costs. The customer is free to prove that Lexxion suffered no or minor damages.

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