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State aid law in Northern Ireland

June 17, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA) invites you to their first event in Belfast, hosted by Pinsent Masons LLP. This half day seminar will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 June 2015.

In a year when State aid issues have rarely been out of the headlines, the seminar will provide a crucial overview of some of the most pressing recent developments and forthcoming changes to the law. As well as providing an introduction to State aid, the programme will focus on the intersection of State aid and tax, infrastructure projects and procurement. The seminar is open to all with an interest in State aid issues and for all levels of knowledge and experience.

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:50 Introductory topics: what is an aid? and what happens if there is aid? (Aidan Robertson QC, Brick Court Chambers and George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers)
14:50 – 15:15 Devolution, tax, levies and aid (Margaret Gray, Brick Court Chambers and Barrister at Law at the NI Bar)
15:15 – 15:40 Procurement and aid (Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers and Caroline Ramsay, Pinsent Masons)
15:40 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:25 Infrastructure and aid (Emily Neill, Blackstone Chambers and Barrister at Law at the NI Bar)
16:25 -16:50 The NI Government perspective (Stephen Moore, DETI)
16:50 – 17:30 Any Questions? panel (All) followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Pinsent Masons LLP, Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP


June 17, 2015
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Pinsent Masons
+44 (0)20 7490 6104


Pinsent Masons Belfast
Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place,
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 3LP United Kingdom
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+44 (0)20 7490 6104