European State Aid Law
Case Study Oriented Online Training |
09.11.2020 - 10.11.2020 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid for Tax Measures

Our two-day interactive online course on State aid in the form of tax measures combines the presentation of rules and principles applying to direct taxation with an assessment of the compatibility of fiscal aid with the internal market, and with an in-depth analysis of most significant cases and Commission decisions.

Join from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. Please check your device compatibility to be ready to attend the online course. This is your first online course with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Starting from € 740,- (excl. VAT)

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Overview

Day 1:

  • Application of State Aid Rules to Tax Measures
  • Recent developments in the case law and Commission practice
  • Environmental taxes
  • Case study: Advanced tax rulings

Day 2:

  • The Apple Case
  • The Starbucks case
  • Turnover taxes
  • Interactive problem-solving session

This course is eligible for Professional Certificate on EU State Aid Law.

Methodology

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

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Who should participate?

  • Experts from the State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Public officials involved in design and implementation of tax measures:
    • Ministries for Finance
    • National and regional fiscal and tax authorities
    • Regional governments
  • Fiscal and legal experts from the National Banks
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Experts from public and private banks
  • Academics

Your benefits

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge on relevant case law in this regard
  • Learn about the rules and principles applying to direct taxation while assessing the compatibility of fiscal aid with the internal market
  • Get a detailed overview of the most important Commission decisions on State aid and taxes
  • Make sure you finance infrastructure projects in compliance with State aid rules
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your individual questions with acknowledged experts
  • Exchange with State aid experts from different Member States

Participants will receive extensive materials:

  • All presentations shown during the training (inclusive online access to all presentations after the training)
  • Confirmations of participation

Course Material – No need to miss anything!
If you are unable to make it to the Training, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Julia Thiemann.

Bigmarker is our interactive 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 online course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the online 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 online course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the online course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the online course: Bring your headphones, click the invitation link, enter and enjoy the 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 online course participants.

Will the online 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 online 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 online 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 online 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 online@lexxion.eu. We need to have a separate testing before the start of the online 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?
Please contact online@lexxion.eu.

Day 1: Monday, 9 November | 10:00 - 15:00

10:00

Welcome

10:05

Application of State Aid Rules to Tax Measures

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
11:30

Review of recent developments in the case law and Commission practice

Paul-John Loewenthal Member of the Legal Service (AIDE Team), European Commission, Brussels
(invited)
13:00

Virtual lunch break

13:30

Case study: Advanced tax rulings – individual measures or schemes?

Luc de Broe Professor Faculty of Law and Head of the Insitute for Tax Law, Leuven University
14:15

Environmental taxes: ANGED and British Aggregates

Jose Luis Buendia
Partner at Garrigues, Brussels & Managing Editor EStAL

15:00

Sum-up by Phedon Nicolaides and end of the first day

Day 2: Tuesday, 10 November | 10:00 - 15:00

10:00

Welcome and summary of main points of the first day

10:05

The Apple case

Andreas von Bonin Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels
11:30

The Starbucks case

Steven Verschuur Partner, Head of EU law, Osborne Clark, Belgium/The Netherlands, Brussels
13:00

Virtual lunch break

13:30

Turnover taxes

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

14:15

Problem-solving session

Interactive session on best practices where you will have the opportunity to present your cases and questions and discuss them with our experts and on the participants.

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:00

Sum-up by Phedon Nicolaides and end of the second day


*Programme may be subject to change.

Speakers

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

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Paul-John Loewenthal
Member of the Legal Service (AIDE Team), European Commission, Brussels

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Luc de Broe
Professor Faculty of Law and Head of the Insitute for Tax Law, Leuven University

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Jose Luis Buendia
Partner at Garrigues, Brussels & Managing Editor EStAL

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Andreas von Bonin
Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels

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Steven Verschuur
Partner, Head of EU law, Osborne Clark, Belgium/The Netherlands, Brussels

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

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Venue

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Case Study Oriented Online Training | 09.11.2020 - 10.11.2020 | Online | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 790,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 990,- (excl. VAT)

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

The German VAT of 16% will be added. Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge). Without VAT ID number, the country-specific VAT will be charged.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
State Aid for Tax Measures
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€990,00
State Aid for Tax Measures
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€790,00

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