9 October - 10 October 2017 | Berlin

Phedon Nicolaides (Chair & Speaker)
Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Maastricht University, and Academic Director at lexxion training

Dr. Nicolaides has been educated in the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and has a PhD in economics and a PhD in law. He has acted as consultant to a number of public authorities in various EU Member States and to international institutions and organisations such as the European Commission, the European Investment Fund, the European Economic and Social Committee, the OECD and the UN. He has published extensively on competition policy, State aid, and policy implementation. During the past 15 years, he has carried out training activities on State aid in most EU Member States.

Péter Staviczky

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

He read law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law (1996-2001) and Comparative Law at the International Faculty of the University Robert Schuman Strasbourg (1999-2002). He did a banking-lawyer postgraduate training (2000-2002) and took part in the common European specialist course of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French École National d’Administration in spring 2002. He has been working at the State Aid Monitoring Office in Budapest since 2001. In 2007, he was appointed as head of the unit. He is a regular speaker at the seminars on State aid. Since January 2011 he is the attaché responsible for State aid at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU in Brussels.

Ariane Richter
Unit for State aid control, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin

Ariane Richter is an expert in the fields of energy and taxes at the State Aid Control Unit in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin. She studied law and political science at the University of Munich (2003-2009). She specialised in EU law at the University of Toulouse (Diplôme d’Etudes de l’Union Européenne 2006) and holds a doctorate in law for her thesis on the role of national parliaments in the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon. Before joining the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin she worked as a lawyer at the Brussels office of a German law firm where she advised clients in state aid cases as well as cartel and merger cases.


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