Thursday, 20 September 2018, Rue de Loxum 25, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Edurne Navarro

Uria Menendez

Nicole Robins


2018 Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chairs’ opening remarks

Nicole Robins, Oxera, Brussels
Edurne Navarro, Uria Menendez

9.30: Keynote address

10:15: National application of state aid law

  • The implementation of state aid law by national courts
  • The application of state aid by national competition authorities
  • What will be the effect of Brexit on the UK application of state aid law?

Edurne Navarro, Uria Menendez 

Berend Jan Drijber, Advocate-General, Dutch Supreme Court 
Ulrich Soltesz, Gleiss Lutz 
Lisa Wright, Slaughter and May 

11.45: Coffee break

12.15: Shifting interpretations of selectivity and economic advantage?

  • The tax state aid cases: where are we now? what can we learn from the recent cases?
  • What are the implications of the Spanish ship building case for the interpretation of selectivity?
  • Has the applicability or application of the Market Economy Operator Principle (MEOP) changed following the EDF and FIH judgements?

Nicole Robins, Oxera

Jan Bonhage, Hengeler Mueller 
Kai Struckmann, White & Case  

13.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

Nicole Robins, Oxera, Brussels
Edurne Navarro, Uria Menendez

14.00: Close of conference

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