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Annual Conference on European State Aid Law 2018

• Update on Fiscal State aid cases • EU State aid control in a global context • Aid for energy and the environment

Seminar languages:

English, French, German (with simultaneous interpretation)


This year’s conference is aimed at providing legal practitioners with a comprehensive update on the most recent developments from the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Commission in the field of EU State aid law. Special attention will be paid to fiscal State aid, State aid for energy and the environment and the international dimension of EU State aid control.

Key topics

  • Update from the European Commission
  • Notable judgments of the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU
  • Tax and State aid
  • State aid control from an international perspective
  • Practical issues and challenges
  • State aid for energy and the environment


  • Barbara Brandtner,  Head of Unit A/3 State Aid Strategy, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
  • José Luis Buendía Sierra, Partner, Garrigues, Brussels
  • Jacques Derenne, Partner, Global Co-Practice Leader, Antitrust & Competition, Sheppard Mullin, Brussels; Associate Professor, University of Liège
  • Ann-Sopie Dupont, International Relations Officer, Unit A/5 International Relations, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
  • Leigh Hancher, Professor of European Law at Tilburg University; Director, Energy Law and Policy, Florence School of Regulation
  • David Hummel, Legal secretary, Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg
  • Viktor Kreuschitz, Judge, General Court of the EU, Luxembourg
  • Nina Niejahr, Counsel, Baker McKenzie, Brussels
  • Conor Quigley QC, Serle Court Chambers, London; University of Oxford
  • Lena Sandberg, Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Brussels
  • Jean-Luc Sauron, Judge responsible for European Law, Conseil d’Etat (French Supreme Administrative Court), Paris
  • Michael Jürgen Werner, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Brussels
  • Philipp Werner, Partner, Jones Day, Brussels


8 Nov 2018 @ 09:20 am

9 Nov 2018 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours


ERA Congress Centre

Metzer Allee 5



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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