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The new European Competition and Regulatory Law Review will publish its first issue in 2017 and is currently looking for high quality contributions. Please view our Call for Papers, share the news and get in touch!

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EStAL 3/16 + Brexit, Tax Issues and EStAL PhD Award-Winners

For almost a decade and a half, the European State Aid Law Quarterly has been known for closely monitoring the reforms, changes and overall developments in the world of State aid and thus shaping the related discourse. In this sense, as the time demands EStAL 3/2016 offers a thought-provoking opinion piece by our UK country correspondent George Peretz QC on Brexit and its State aid implications. Read also a collection of articles on the classic State aid topic of tax issues. Pay special attention to the Top 3 EStAL PhD award-winning articles by Rita Szudoczky, Małgorzata Agnieszka Cyndecka and Juan Jorge Piernas López. In addition, enjoy reading the annotations of five recent cases, and country reports about the impact of EU policies on domestic policies in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France Italy, Luxembourg, Poland and the Netherlands.
View all artciles of the current issue HERE.

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Publisher’s Note: EStAL PhD Award 2016 – EStAL 3/2016 (p. 329)

The European State Aid Law Quarterly has the honour to announce the winners of this year’s EStAL PhD Award. We had received a multitude of submissions based on elaborate PhD theses of which the Jury has awarded two articles with the first prize: ‘Convergence of the Analysis of National Tax Measures under the EU State Aid Rules and the Fundamental Freedoms’ by Rita Szudoczky and ‘The Applicability and Application of the Market Economy Investor Principle’ by Małgorzata Agnieszka Cyndecka.

The 2nd prize goes to Juan Jorge Piernas López’ article ‘The Evolving Nature of the Notion of Aid under EU Law’ and the 3rd prize to Fernando Pastor Mechante’s article ‘The Role of Competitors in the Enforcement of State Aid Law’. […]
Amidst the multitude of submissions we have received, only six manuscripts were nominated to be evaluated by our distinct Jury Members. We are delighted to publish them in the European State Aid Law Quarterly.
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The European State Aid Law Quarterly cordially invites recent PhD graduates to submit articles based on their thesis, defended after 1 January 2012. The winning contribution will be awarded with a one-year subscription* to the European State Aid Law Quarterly and with an invitation to attend the 2016 Autumn Conference on State Aid Law** in Madrid, Spain.

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EStAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly

EStAL was established in 2002 as the first pan-European publication for State aid law and is still recognized as the leading journal in its field today. EStAL’s successful philosophy is to serve as a forum for open dialogue and reflection on State aid law and policy for and between academics, judges, Commission and Member States officials and private practitioners. This philosophy shows in the composition of the editorial board and translates to the selection of authors and commentators and EStAL’s circle of readers in particular. EStAL accordingly offers a balanced mix of high-quality legal analysis, concise information and pointed opinion pieces on State aid law and policy from diverse backgrounds to the benefit of all those dealing with State aid issues on a regular basis.

EStAL provides you quarterly with a review of around 100 pages, containing articles, case studies, jurisdiction of both European and national courts as well as communications from the European Commission.

For any further questions please contact us at Lexxion Publisher in Berlin,
Telephone +49 30 81 45 06 0 or Email mail@estal.de.


Managing Editors

Caroline Buts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels

José Luis Buendía Sierra, Garrigues, Brussels


Editorial Board

Josef Azizi, Former Judge at the General Court of the European Union

Andreas Bartosch, Lutz-Abel, Brussels

Andrea Biondi, King's College London

Rose D'Sa, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

Leo Flynn, European Commission, Brussels

Leigh Hancher, Tilburg University, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam

Michael Honoré, Bech-Bruun Law Firm, Brussels

Thomas Jaeger, University of Vienna

Christian Koenig, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn

Koen Lenaerts, Court of Justice of the European Union

Arjen Meij, Former Judge at the General Court of the European Union

Phedon Nicolaides, College of Europe and Maastricht University

Michael Schütte, Schütte Law Brussels

Adinda Sinnaeve, European Commission, Brussels

Diane P. Wood, Circuit Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Chicago

Country Correspondants

Austria Birgit Haslinger
  Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Belgium Laura Parret
  Houthoff Buruma, Brussels

Bulgaria Ilko Stoyanov
  Schoenherr, Sofia

Czech Republic Ivo Janda
  White & Case LLP, Prague

Croatia Marko Maček
  Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Zagreb

Cyprus Michalis Kamperis
  Ierotheou, Kamperis & Co. LLC, Nicosia

Denmark Michael Honoré

Brech-Brunn Law Firm, Brussels

EFTA States and EFTA Community Monica Wroldsen
  Norwegian Government, Oslo

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Daiga Lagzdina
  Ministry of Finance, Riga

Finland Ilkka Aalto-Setälä
  Partner at Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki

France Nicole Coutrelis
  Coutrelis & Associes, Paris

Germany Christoph Arhold
  White & Case LLP, Berlin

Greece Antonis Metaxas
  Metaxas & Associates, Athens

Hungary Anikó Keller
  Szecskay, Budapest

Italy Sara Gobbato
  Barel Malvestio & Associati, Treviso

Ireland Christine Fauroux
  Maples and Calder (Dublin)

Luxemburg Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch
  Arendt & Medernach, Luxemburg

Malta Yana Haber
  Ministry of Finance, Floriana

Poland Przemyslaw Kamil Rosiak
  KPMG, Warsaw

Portugal Sofia Oliveira Pais
  Portuguese Catholic University, Porto

Romania Anca Jurcovan
  Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, Bucharest

Slovakia Peter Hodál
  White & Case LLP, Bratislava

Slovenia Matej Kavčič
  Kavčič, Rogl & Bračun, Ljubljana

Spain Miguel Ángel Bolsa Ferruz
  Garrigues, Brussels

Sweden Ida Otken Eriksson
  Öberg & Associés AB, Stockholm

The Netherlands Emma Besselink
  Allen & Overy LLP, Amsterdam

United Kingdom George Peretz
  Monckton Chambers, London

EStAL Review Process

The articles featured in each issue of European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) are
as well requested submissions as unsolicited ones. All undergo the review process as followed: Each article is circulated among the full board and reviewed and refereed by the board members.

Article Submission

It is understood that EStAL accepts for print submissions of excellent quality only. All publications must demonstrate clearly that they are sufficiently distinct from the status quo of discussions among the informed State aid community, in particular through sufficiently broad footnoting and citations, and aim at advancing those discussions.

Whereas opinions and case notes may be more pointed, articles in particular must take clearly visible notice of pre-existing literature and jurisprudence, even if the positions expressed there are to be rejected by the author of the submission at hand. Likewise, submissions relating to very recent developments require less footnoting and citation than submissions relating to familiar topics.

Publications not living up to this quality standard will be rejected by the editorial board in the pre-publication review process.



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