Latest Developments in State Aid Law as they affect the UK and Germany

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Haus der Wirtschaft,

Breite Straße 29

10178 Berlin


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UK State Aid Law Association

Languages: English / German (with simultaneous translation)

10.00 Welcome by Organisers
Ulrike Suchsland, BDI (Association of German Industries)

10.15 The recent state aid case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Judge Christopher Vajda, European Court of Justice

Moderators: Kelyn Bacon QC / Thomas Jestaedt

10.45 Discussion

11.15 Coffee

11.45 Ensuring compliance by the Member State Authorities
Gareth Evans, UK Department for Business
Sven Kaiser, German Federal Ministry of Economics
Nicola Pesaresi, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

Moderators: Ulrich Soltesz / George Peretz QC

12.30 Discussion

13.00 Lunch Break

14.15 EU Commission Initiative against “aggressive” tax planning as it affects the Member States
Karl Soukup, Director, DG Competition, European Commission
Andreas von Bonin, Freshfields
Howard Liebman, Jones Day and American Chamber of Commerce (Brussels)
Berthold Welling,
Association of German Industries)

Moderators: Nicholas Forwood QC / Till Müller-Ibold

15.15 Discussion

15.45 Tea

16.00 Application of Economic Analysis in State Aid Cases: Any Progress?
Vincent Verouden, E-CA

Frank Maier-Rigaud, NERA  

Moderators: Christian Ahlborn / Ulrich Soltesz

16.30 Discussion

17.00 End of Meeting