14 June - 15 June 2018 | Copenhagen


The Interactive Forum offers a platform to discuss and exchange on current developments in EU State aid law. Expert panels and interactive break-out sessions with leading practitioners invite participants to get actively involved in the debates, exchange experiences and receive guidance on particular questions and cases. A great networking opportunity!

Workshop | Day 1

The intensive workshop on the first day, which takes place under the academic direction of Michael Schütte, will give participants a profound insight into currently debated State aid issues. The focus will be on two specific topics, which will be explored and discussed in a small group, thus giving sufficient room for interaction, lively debates and your individual questions.


  • GBER in Practice – Legal Uncertainties
    Interpretation and practical application of GBER: Experiences from Member States and Q&A with the European Commission

  • The State as Economic Actor or Private Investor: How to Ensure Market Conformity
    Interpretation and discussion of the concepts of economic activity, advantage and the MEO Principle

Forum | Day 2

At the forum you can update your State aid knowledge and discuss recent decisions, judgments and developments with our renowned experts from the EU Courts, the European Commission, academia and private legal practice.

To allow for an interactive discussion and exchange not only with our speakers, but also among participants, our interactive break-out sessions invite everybody to join the debate and share his/her knowledge and practical experiences.

Furthermore, panel discussions and Q&A sessions leave time for exchange and discussion with colleagues from different EU Member States – use the great networking opportunity!


  • Overview over Recent Case-Law from the EU Courts
  • Debate: Decisions on Tax Rulings and on Marginal Effect on Trade: How far can the Commission go in Unchartered Territories?
  • The Market Economy Operator Principle: Moving the Tectonic Plates of the Notion of Aid
  • Interactive Break-out Panels (choose amont the following three)
    • Panel I: Material Selectivity in the Fiscal Area
    • Panel II: Regional Aid: Relocation, Process Innovation & Incentive Effect
    • Panel III: State Resources and Imputability
  • Recovery of Aid – Prevention and Treatment

Who should participate?

  • Private legal practitioners
  • Representatives from public authorities on national, regional and local level
  • Representatives from public and private banks
  • Industry representatives and in-house counsels dealing with State aid law
  • Economists
  • Academics

Benefits of Attending

  • Join the leading State aid Community to discuss latest developments in European State aid control with acknowledged practitioners
  • Participate in various expert panel discussions as well as interactive break-out sessions
  • Q&A sessions via a conference app
  • Meet leading experts from the European Commission, EU Courts, national authorities, private legal practitioners, academics and industry representatives
  • Participants will earn SRA CPD credits for the conference and the workshop


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