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July 2019
Brussels, Belgium

State Aid

Review current approaches to state aid and its future as the European Commission sharpens its policy in the area

Bringing together regulators, corporates and top legal minds for an indispensable guide to state aid developments

Thank you to all those who attended in 2018!

We're still putting the 2019 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure.

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WHAT did delegates AT THE 2018 STATE AID CONFERENCE learn?

The Commission’s Current Priorities

Hear directly from Gert Jan Koopman, Deputy Director-General State Aid, DG Competition, European Commission on the current policy developments and the Commission's current priorities in state aid enforcement.  

Tax and State Aid: Where are we Now?

Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, IKEA...gain a timely update on high profile tax and state aid cases and join the debate about politicisation of competition law. Our expert speakers will analyse the impact of these cases on corporate tax policy and the future of enforcement.

Brexit & the Future of State Aid

How will state aid develop in the UK post-Brexit? Will the UK adopt a Ukrainian-type regime? How can state aid control by a national competition authority work? Join the key debate on the future of state aid.

State Aid in the Energy Sector

Spotlight on the energy sector: analyse the impact of the capacity mechanisms inquiry on state aid enforcement and discover the implications for the design of future energy markets. Massimo Merola, BonelliErede will explore what lessons can be learnt from recent cases in the sector.

Investment Treaties, State Aid & International Arbitration

Explore the relationship between investment, state aid and arbitration in light of recent Micula and Achmea decisions. During this interactive panel session our speakers will debate how international arbitration and EU law work together.

Procedural Developments

During this practical session our speakers will analyse variations of state aid commitments and examine what the Commission can ask for in recoverability applications as well as look into the interaction between national procedural rules and state aid.


"Distinctive group of speakers sharing their knowledge"

Senior Legal Counsel, Valio

"This conference provides information of great practical relevance and really adds value to my day-to-day in-house practice!"

Global Counsel BD & Transactions, Eli Lilly and Company

"Very useful – well worth the time away from the desk"

Chief Counsel, Competition, Rolls Royce Plc

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