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23 November - 24 November 2017 | Madrid

Conference Programme

 

Friday, 24 November 2017

08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 Welcome Notes on behalf of the European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI)

09:15

Opening Keynote

09:30

Keynote Panel: Interplay of State Aid & European Structural and Investment Funds Regimes

Speakers:

Gert-Jan Koopman, Deputy Director-General State Aid, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General for Implementation, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Brussels (invited)      
 
Malina Kroumova, Deputy Minister for Regional Development and Public Works, Bulgaria, Member of the High level group monitoring simplification for beneficiaries of ESI Funds

Chair: Andreas Bartosch, Lutz | Abel, Brussels; EStALI, Brussels

11:00 Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Session I: The Impact of State Aid Control on Fiscal Law

  • From the fight against harmful taxation till the pursuit of individual arrangements with fiscal authorities
  • Is State aid limited to a few big cases or is its impact much wider – a national perspective
  • How does State aid control impact on the practice of today´s tax advisors?
  • Can a reference system always be EU wide? – The Commission’s practice on the arm’s length principle

Speakers:

Koen van de Casteele, Head of Unit, State aid Policy and Case support, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Joachim Englisch, Professor of International and European Tax Law, Institute for Tax Law, Faculty of Law, University of Muenster

José Luis Buendía Sierra, Partner, Garrigues, Brussels

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Session II: Latest Jurisprudence on EU State Aid Matters and Q&A

Speaker: Viktor Kreuschitz, Judge, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

Chair: Andreas Bartosch, Lutz | Abel, Brussels; EStALI, Brussels

15:00

Session III: State Aid, Environmental Taxes and Parafiscality in the Energy Sector

  • General trends or energy-tax-specific considerations?
  • The electricity networks and its financing. Which is the legal nature of the contributions to the electricity network costs?
  • Inputs from landmark and recent cases

Speaker: Marta Villar Ezcurra, Professor of Tax Law, Faculty of Law, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid

Chair: Amparo Grau, Professor of Tax Law, Faculty of Law, University Complutense, Madrid

15:45 Coffee Break & Networking

16:00

Session IV: The Notion of Aid and No Effect on Trade

  • The two no effect on trade packages of DG COMP
  • The new approach on no effect on trade in the NoA – first experiences;
  • The novel Commission practise and the jurisprudence on effect on trade – tensions or harmony?

Speakers:

Koen van de Casteele
, Head of Unit, State aid Policy and Case support, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Leo Flynn, Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels (invited)

Michael Knoblich, Economic Analysis, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Dresden (invited)

Chair: Jerónimo Maillo González-Orús, Head of the Public Law Department, Faculty of Law, CEU Universidad San Pablo, Madrid

17:30 Lessons Learnt & End of Conference

 

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