European State Aid Law
Master Class |
09.12.2021 - 10.12.2021 |
Madrid |
Language: English

Winter Master Class: “State Aid Uncovered” with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides

The State Aid Master Class is especially designed for State aid experts, who would like to deepen their knowledge into the latest developments and judgements and discuss their own State aid cases.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.810,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: august.andreae@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The 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 no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Topics

On the first day, Phedon Nicolaides will give you a thorough review of the latest Court rulings and Commission decisions on:

  • Concept of State aid
  • Exceptions from the interdiction of State aid

We welcome topic suggestions – if you have an issues of particular importance to your practice, please let us know.  You can also choose topics you would like to discuss from Phedon Nicolaides blog “State Aid Uncovered”.

Your advantage: After one day, you will be up to date about the latest developments in the field of State aid law!

The second day is especially designed for your questions and cases. Do you work on a State aid case and don´t know how to handle it? Or have you had any problems with State aid in the past? This is your opportunity to discuss any question about State aid you might have.

The issues raised by participants will be discussed and you will receive advice on how to improve your own State aid measures and ensure their compatibility with the internal market.

Cases and Confidentiality: The participants will be required to submit a brief summary of the problem or case they want to present for discussion and advice in advance. Information concerning such problems and cases shall be treated confidentially.

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.

Methodology

A Master Class is a high-level event for professionals and officials involved in State aid. The purpose of the Master Class is to review important developments in State aid case law and the decisional practice of the European Commission, assess their implications for the Member States and public authorities and to improve your State aid measures. Participants are encouraged to submit a summary of the problem or case they want to present for discussion in advance. This information will of course be treated confidentially.

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 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 analyzed 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 cases and questions submitted by participants. State aid measures, problems and other issues from the daily practice of participants are discussed and difficulties resolved. 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 issues of relevance to officials and practitioners involved in State aid. You can exchange information and experience with professionals from other countries.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Day 1: Thursday, 9 December

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

Welcome note and introduction round

09:15

Concept of State Aid – Recent Judgements and Commission Decisions
(incl. Coffee break)

  • The concept of economic activity and undertaking
  • How economic activities may be separated from non-economic activities
  • Concept of control of resources by the State
  • Nature of the advantage that undertakings may obtain from State intervention
  • The conditions under which public measure become selective, with special attention to tax measures
  • The extent to which cross-border trade and competition may be distorted.
13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Exceptions for State Aid – Recent Court Rulings and Commission Decisions
(incl. Coffee break)

The Master Class will analyse measures approved by the Commission, in the sectors such as:

  • R&D&I
  • Infrastructure
  • Regional investment
  • Risk finance

and measures where aid was prohibited, e.g.;

  • Taxes
  • SGEI
17:00

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 10 December

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

Summary of Day 1

09:15

Case Analysis & Advice on possible solutions for the problems raised by participants (inkl. Coffee break)

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Case Analysis & Advice (part II)

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Summary & closing discussion

16:00

End of the Master Class

Speakers

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

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Venue

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Master Class | 09.12.2021 - 10.12.2021 | Madrid | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1.810,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.010,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 100,-

21% VAT (Spain) will be added. For online participation the following applies additionally: Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number will receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

 

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Winter Master Class: "State Aid Uncovered" with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.810,00
Winter Master Class: "State Aid Uncovered" with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€2.010,00










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