Fundamentals of State Aid Law

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Intensive Training

29-30 January 2019 | London

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.

Fundamentals of State Aid Law


The two-day training focuses on the following topics:

  • Structure of the system of State aid control and obligations of all parties involved
  • Concept of State aid and its application in practice
  • De minimis aid and State aid exemptions
  • Practical application of the GBER (incl. case studies on culture or heritage conservation and audio-visual works)
  • Notification of State aid cases to the European Commission
  • Assessment of compatibility of aid by the European Commission
  • Recovery of incompatible aid

Benefits of Attendance

  • Learn more about the concept of State aid and its general prohibition under EU treaty rules
  • Find out how to assess the existence of State aid in your funding measures
  • Get a detailed overview of the most important State aid exemptions and learn how to implement them in the practice
  • Make sure that your projects and funding schemes are designed in compliance with State aid rules
  • Gain an insight into the methods of assessment and handling the State aid cases by the DG Competition
  • Get acquainted with all the procedures relevant for State aid notification
  • Learn how to recover incompatible State aid from third parties and what the consequences of a recovery failure are
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your questions with acknowledged experts

Training participants will receive a free copy of Phedon Nicolaides' book 'State Aid Uncovered', a compilation of all State Aid Uncovered articles from 2017.

Find the latest articles on:

State Aid by lexxion



The participants will be actively involved in the training.
The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training.

All information concerning your problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Who should participate?

1) Public officials from:
  • Ministries and other national authorities
  • Regional governments
  • Communal and City councils involved in granting State aid in sectors such as:
    • Transport and infrastructure
    • Finance
    • Environment and Energy
    • Telecommunication and Broadband
    • Social services and health
    • Agriculture

2) New employees in the State Aid Monitoring Offices

3) ESI Funds Experts from:

  • Institutions coordinating the national strategies for ESI Funds
  • Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities
  • Intermediate bodies
  • Bodies implementing EU funded projects
4) Employees of National and Regional Development Agencies

5) Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs

Training Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the training you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event.
The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Gael Langosch.

Publication frequency: quarterly
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information
Event 3554 Banner State Aid for Agriculture Forestry and rural Areas Lexxion Phedon Nicolaides 25-26 April 2019 Brussels 315x110

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

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