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14 June - 15 June 2018 | Copenhagen

Forum Programme

Forum Day 2 


08:30


Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome on behalf of EStALI



Session I: Recent Case-Law and Current Developments in EU State Aid Law

09:15

Recent Case-Law from the EU Courts

Melchior Wathelet, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (invited)

10:00

Keynote Address & Debate: Decisions on Tax Rulings and on Marginal Effect on Trade: How far can the Commission go in Unchartered Territories?

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

Eelco van der Stok, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Amsterdam

Chair of the Session: Michael Honoré, Partner, Bech Brunn Law Firm, Copenhagen

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Session II: The Market Economy Operator Principle: Moving the Tectonic Plates of the Notion of Aid

  • Different tests for creditor vs investor cases?
  • Who bears the burden of proof?
  • Does the exposure to previous aid measures matter?
  • Recent case-law, e.g. Larko (T-423/14), SNCM (T-1/15), Frucona Kosice (C-300/16), SACE (C-472/15), EDF (T-747/15)

Antonios Bouchagiar, Member of the Legal Service (AIDE Team), European Commission, Brussels

Christian Berger, Senior Advisor, Division for Competition, State Aid and Framework Conditions, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

Kai-Uwe Kühn, Charles River Associates, London; Professor of  Economics and Deputy Director of the Center for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia School of Economics (tbc)

Chair: Grith Skovgaard Ølykke, Ph.d., Director, Kammeradvokaten, Copenhagen   

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Session III: Interactive Break-out Panels
(please choose among the three panels)

  Panel I:
Material Selectivity in the Fiscal Area
– Latest Developments and Practical Implications

Michael Honoré, Partner, Bech Brunn Law Firm, Copenhagen

  Panel II:
Regional Aid
– Relocation, Process Innovation & Incentive Effect

Jan Philipp Otter
, Partner, PwC Legal, Hamburg

  Panel III:
State Resources and Imputability

Kathrin Blanck-Putz, Member of the Legal Service (AIDE Team), European Commission, Brussels


15:30


Coffee Break

16:00

Session IV: Recovery of Aid – Prevention and Treatment

  • How can recovery of aid be avoided?
  • New vs existing aid
  • How is recovery implemented?
  • Recent case-law and its practical implications, e.g. Italian milk quota (C-467/15), DEI (C-590/14), Euralumina (C-323/16), Spanish church schools (C-74/16), Commission v Greece (C-363/16), Commission v Belgium (C-591/14)

Luca Rossi, Deputy Head of Unit, Enforcement and Monitoring, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Ulrich Soltész, Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Brussels

17:30

End of the EStALI Interactive Forum

 

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