European State Aid Law

EStAL was established in 2002 by Lexxion Publisher as a high-level forum for open dialogue and reflection on State aid law and policy. Unique in its field, this double-blind peer-reviewed journal congregates a diverse array of experts: academics, judges, economists, lawyers, Commission and Member State officials, consultants and private practitioners, all find in this leading journal legal and economic analysis of the highest calibre, concise and detailed information, balanced opinions and outstanding research on State aid in the EU. Our discerning and engaged readership has counted on the expertise and acumen found in our pages to enhance their professional activities for over 15 years.
State aid has been a central concept in law and economics since the very inception of modern European integration; already present in the 1951 Paris treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, State aid control still plays a fundamental role in EU law and policy, and both internal and external markets. Together with the WTO regime, State aid in the EU is the most developed system of regulation of subsidies in the world.

Concept & Principles of State Aid

27.03.2019 - 29.03.2019 | Nice

This 3-day Spring Course will give you a comprehensive overview of the essential State aid regulations and provide you with a practical „toolbox“ for assessment of State aid and design of public measures compatible with the Internal Market. Each day, the experts‘ presentations will be enriched by working group exercises, best practices examples and interactive case studies. more

State Aid Uncovered

Critical Analysis of Developments in State Aid 2017

This fifth volume of State Aid Uncovered reviews the main developments in the field of State aid in 2017. Another year full of surprising twists and turns in the evolution of the concept of State aid has gone by, closely monitored by Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Maastricht, as well as Academic Director at Lexxion Training.

How to Implement Compliant Financial Instruments (FIs) in 2014-2020 and Beyond

14.03.2019 - 15.03.2019 | Nice

The workshop covers all topics that you need to set up and implement a compliant Financial Instrument (FI) in 2014-2020 and beyond. It will give you a comprehensive overview on the legal basics and best practice. In addition participants receive information on monitoring, audit and control in FI and the re-use of resources allocated of FI. more

Who can grant State aid? by Phedon Nicolaides

State Aid Procedures – The Legal Obligations and Rights of the Parties Involved

07.03.2019 - 08.03.2019 | Lisboa

Lexxion Publisher is honoured to organise the EStAL intensive workshop that sheds light on the rights and duties of State aid beneficiaries. Four sessions will cover various issues, ranging from the intention to grant an aid via judicial protection for competitors to the recovery of aid and judicial protection of the beneficiary. more

State Aid for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Areas

29.04.2019 - 30.04.2019 | Brussels

Advanced Training on Regulation and Best Practice for National Funding, EAFRD and Financial Instruments more


EStAL – European State Aid Law Quarterly

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lexxion training was established in response to an increasing demand from European Member States for trainings with a practical approach.


Together with Prof. Phedon Nicolaides, academic director of Lexxion training, we decided to create a training center for practictioners who implement European regulations in their daily practice.


Our aim is to support public administration in the implementation of European policies on cohesion and regional economic development. This goal is achieved through practice-oriented trainings, which are designed in close cooperation with the European Commission and national authorities and run by reputable European experts. This enables us to focus on the most current European topics and to adapt our trainings to actual needs of the Member States.

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Milestones in State Aid Case Law – EStAL’s First 15 Years in Perspective

State Aid Uncovered 2017

State Aid Uncovered 2016

State Aid Uncovered 2015

State Aid Uncovered 2014



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