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Online Winter Master Class – 'State Aid Uncovered‘

with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides

Comprehensive analysis of the recent Judgements and Commission decisions on State aid concept and exemptions, the related aspects in the Commission’s Notice on the Notion of Aid, and in-depth problem solving of participants’ cases.

The Master Class is a high-level event for officials and professionals who have a good knowledge of State aid or are working on projects that may involve State aid. The purpose of the Master Class is to review important developments in State aid case law and the decisional practice of the European Commission, assess their implications for Member States and public authorities, provide solutions to State aid problems and identify best practices.


An online master class by Lexxion Publisher combines presentations, cases studies and discussions on practical problems. All speakers present live via video and audio. Participants are actively involved in the online master class. By offering our participants the possibility to use their microphones and cameras during the whole course, we aim to recreate the atmosphere of a face-to-face Lexxion course. We encourage our participants to ask questions in real time and to take part in live discussions with speakers and other participants. Additionally, we offer breakout sessions, as part of this format. Every participant has an exclusive opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with Christopher Bovis to discuss your case and ask the questions directly from the speaker. . During these exercises, participants have the technical possibility to see other group members and talk to them (using microphone and camera). There are ample opportunities for the participants to present their own problematic issues, discuss and solve them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

The master class materials are available for download before and after the event.

Upon request participants receive a certificate of participation.

1. Review and Assessment

On the first day, you receive an expert review of the latest Court rulings and Commission decisions. Seminal judgments and decisions are analysed in depth. The analysis identifies how principles are applied in specific situations, delineates possible exceptions and draws the implications for State aid policies.

2. Problem Solving

On the second day of the Master Class Phedon Nicolaides analyses the participants’ cases.

Participants are invited to submit their questions/cases in full confidentiality no later than a week before the online master class.

The lessons drawn from the review of the first day will be used to analyse the problematic aspects of submitted cases and identify possible solutions.

3. Best Practices

The sessions have a twofold purpose: First, they provide a thorough review of the latest Court rulings, Commission decisions as well as related aspects in the Commission’s Notice on the Notion of Aid. Second, they draw lessons on how the case law and Commission evolving practice impact the design of “good” State aid measures.


8 Dec 2020 @ 10:00 am

9 Dec 2020 @ 03:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 5 hours

Timezone: 0


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Lexxion Publisher

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