Autumn Conference on European State Aid Law 2017

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23-24 November 2017 | Madrid

If you would like to receive the programme for this event or more information about it please contact Juliana Veit.


This year's EStALI Autumn Conference will bring you to Madrid.

We are delighted to organise this event in cooperation with and at the premises of the Centre for Competition Law of the Universidad CEU San Pablo

Workshop | Day 1

The intensive workshop on the first day will give participants a profound insight into currently debated State aid issues, which will be explored and discussed in a small group, thus giving sufficient room for interaction, lively debates and your individual questions.During the workshop, 2 topics will be discussed intensively.

  • State aid and SGEI in broadband, broadcasting and transport sectors - Manifest error in defining a genuine service of general interest
    How to define a market failure and in which cases the SGEI rules apply? How to align SGEI rules with other compatible regimes such as broadband, broadcasting and transport?

  • State aid for R&D&I - Economic vs non-economic research and collaboration agreements
    How to define economic and non-economic activities in R&D&I? What are the challenges of collaboration agreements between research institutes and undertakings?
Conference | Day 2

The conference on Friday provides you with an update and detailed insight into the currently most debated issues in European State aid law. Considering most topical developments and latest cases, the agenda covers the following topics:

  • The Notion of Aid and 'no effect on trade'
  • Interplay of State aid and Structural Funds regimes
  • The impact of State aid control on fiscal law
  • State aid in environmental and energy sectors - Tax-specific considerations
  • Latest jurisprudence on EU State aid matters and Q&A

At the conference you can update your State aid knowledge thanks to a number of highly topical presentations from our renowned experts, which is drawn from EU judiciary, the EU Commission, academia and private legal practice, allowing an insight into the topics from different angles. Q&A sessions leave time for exchange and discussion with colleagues from several EU Member States – use the great networking opportunity!

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

  • Get updated on latest State aid developments and recent case-law
  • Become familiar with the State Aid Modernisation initiative and the upcoming challenges
  • Receive expert guidance from high-level experts and practitioners from EU and national level
  • Use the great networking opportunity
  • Enjoy the wonderful capital Madrid...

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What participants of the EStALI Autumn Conference 2016 in Copenhagen say:

"This conference benefited me and added value to my organisation! It was exciting to learn something new about state aid."

“It was highly professional and useful analysis of cases and fruitful discussions”

“The opportunity to discuss with the European Commission and

practitioners under the Chatham House Rules is valuable”

"Crucial topics presented in a very easy eatable way"                                                                                                                                       
"Complicated things - very simple!"

“Suitable for all levels of state aid expertise”


Publication frequency: quarterly
ISSN 16 19-52 72

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Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

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