State Aid for Transport Services and Infrastructure

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18-19 September 2017 | Brussels

2-day intensive training on the State aid rules for public funding of railway, navigation & aviation and compensation for public services

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming training or would like to get more information about it please contact Gael Langosch.

Chair & Speakers

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

Phedon Nicolaides was educated in the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He has a PhD in Economics and a PhD in Law. He presently holds positions at the College of Europe and the University of Maastricht. He has published extensively on European integration, competition policy and State aid. He is also on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Nicolaides has organised seminars and workshops in many different Member States, and has acted as consultant to several public authorities.

Gatis Kristaps
Member of Board, Finance and Law, Ardenis-Consult, Riga

Gatis Kristaps holds a MSc in Economics. In the role of business consultant he has 15 years of practical experience in transport infrastructure projects for multiple funding organizations including the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and others. The special areas include sea ports, airports, railways and public transport. The expert has 6 years on the ground experience in State aid including elaboration of individual notifications and consultations on State aid related issues.

Feodora Petit
Case Handler, State Aid Transport, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

Feodora Petit is currently a case handler at the European Commission, in the field of transport state aid. She started her career in 2005 lobbying for trade associations mainly on energy and environmental topics. In 2010 she took up a post at the European Commission's Smart Cities & Sustainable ICT Unit (DG Connect) before joining the British energy regulator Ofgem in 2013, where she stayed until returning to the European Commission in 2015. She holds a Master in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and also studied at the IEP de Paris, in Heidelberg and in Potsdam

France Jeanty
Case Handler, State Aids: Industrial Restructuring, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

CV not available upon press date.

Udo Woll
Head of unit for Public Commercial Law, State Aid Law and Public Transport Contract Law, Legal Department, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin

Dr. Udo Woll heads the unit for Public Commercial Law, State Aid Law and Public Transport Contract Law within the legal department of Deutsche Bahn AG. His career has started in the Brussels Office of a law firm, where he has been employed from 2003 to 2005. State Aid was his main consulting area, but he also dealt with antitrust matters. After a two-year experience as a specialized prosecutor in the field of financial crimes, in 2007 he joined the Legal Department of Deutsche Bahn AG, where he previous to today's position headed the State Aid Unit. He regularly publishes and contributes in conferences on State Aid Law.

Philipp Melcher
Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon 

Philipp advises domestic and international clients on competition law (antitrust, state aid), trade law (antidumping, antisubsidy) and general EU law and represents them in proceedings before national and European Union authorities and courts. Before joining MLGTS in 2015, he worked at Gleiss Lutz (2008-2014), one of Germany’s leading law firms. He was Associated Partner of the firm and based at its Brussels and Frankfurt offices.
During his legal clerkship (2005-2007) and alongside his postgraduate studies at King’s College London (2007/2008), Philipp worked, inter alia, at the EU Commission (in the unit responsible for the enforcement of state aid rules in the area of transport and energy) and in the legal department of a major US internet company.


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ISSN 16 19-52 72

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