European State Aid Law
Master Class |
15.07.2024 - 16.07.2024 |
Riga |
Language: English

Summer Master Class – “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides

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Uncover everything there is to know about State Aid with our key expert Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides! During this intensive masterclass in Riga, you will receive an expert review of the latest Court rulings and Commission decisions. The in-depth analysis identifies how principles are applied in specific situations, delineates possible exceptions, and draws the implications for State aid policies. Each participant also has the exclusive opportunity to discuss their case and receive ad hoc guidance.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 2.110,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

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Methodology

A Master Class is a high-level event for professionals and officials involved in State aid. Its purpose is to review important developments in State aid case law and the European Commission’s decisional practice, assess their implications for Member States, and improve your national State aid measures.

The sessions combine presentations, case studies and discussions on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your issues and discuss them with speakers and participants from other countries.

Review and Assessment

On the first day, you receive an expert review of the latest Court rulings and Commission decisions. Seminal judgments and decisions are analysed in depth. The analysis identifies how principles are applied in specific situations, delineates possible exceptions; and draws out the implications for State aid policies.

Problem-Solving

The second day is devoted to the participants’ presentations of cases and questions submitted in advance. State aid measures, problems, and other issues from your daily practice are discussed in full confidentiality. Participants receive advice on how to improve their measures and ensure their compatibility with the internal market.

Best Practices

On both days, the format of this advanced small-scale Master Class enables you to consider wider relevant issues in the field of State aid as well as exchange information and experiences with peers from other countries.

Master Class materials will be available for download after the event.

Who should attend?

This high-level event is intended for officials and professionals who have good knowledge of State aid or are working on projects that may involve State aid. The acquaintance with the principles of State aid law and its several regulations is essential for the participation in the experts’ discussion on the recent developments in State aid and their implications for the practice.

Training Material & Certificate of Participation

The participants will receive extensive case notes for personal use as well as a certificate of participation.

Group Discounts

Group registration of three or more participants will automatically receive a 10% discount.

We offer a 15% discount for groups of four and a 20% discount for groups of five participants. To take advantage of these discounts, please contact Camilla Coltorti at Coltorti@Lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 17. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Programme

Day 1: Monday, 15 July

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

09:30

Introduction Round

09:45

Concept of State Aid – Recent Judgments and Commission Decisions (incl. 30-min. Coffee Break)

  • The concept of economic activity and undertaking
  • How economic activities may be separated from non-economic activities; prerogatives of the State
  • Concept of direct or indirect control of resources by the State; imputation of a decision to the State
  • Nature of the advantage that undertakings may obtain from State intervention; compensation; MEIP & MEOP
  • The conditions under which public measures become selective, with special attention to tax measures
  • The extent to which cross-border trade and competition may be distorted
12:45

Lunch Break

14:15

Exceptions for State Aid – Recent Court Rulings and Commission Decisions (incl. 30-min. Coffee Break)

The Master Class will analyse measures approved by the Commission on subjects and in sectors such as:

  • Compensation for damage
  • Remedy of a serious economic disturbance
  • Funding Gap methodology
  • Research, development and innovation (R&D&I)
  • Infrastructure; energy infrastructure
  • Regional investment
  • Risk finance and measures where aid was prohibited, e.g.
  • Taxes
  • Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
16:15

End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 16 July

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Summary of Day 1

09:30

Case Analysis & Advice on Possible Solutions for the Problems Raised by Participants (incl. 30-min. Coffee Break)

On the second day of the Master Class, Phedon Nicolaides analyses the participants’ cases. Each participant has the exclusive opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with him to discuss their case and receive ad hoc advice directly from the speaker. The lessons drawn from the review on the first day will be used to analyse any problematic aspects of the submitted cases and identify possible solutions.

12:30

Summary & Closing Discussion

13:00

Light Lunch and End of the Master Class

Speakers

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Riga

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Riga, Latvia
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Master Class | 15.07.2024 - 16.07.2024 | Riga | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Riga:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 2.110,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.310,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 150,-

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Riga is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if you have technical problems with the booking. 

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Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Master Class - “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides | Riga
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.899,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Master Class - “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides | Riga
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.079,00 N/A
Summer Master Class - “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides | Riga
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.110,00
Summer Master Class - “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides | Riga
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.310,00

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