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September 2013

A discussion on State aid and tax

September 24, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street
London, EC2A 4ES United Kingdom
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UKSALA, in association with Pinsent Masons LLP, would like to invite you to a lecture on State aid and tax. Speakers will include: Paul Lasok QC (Monckton Chambers), Kelyn Bacon (Brick Court Chambers) and Caroline Ramsay (Pinsent Masons). Arrival and registration from 6pm, lecture will commence at 6.30pm, drinks from 7.30pm. Talks will include discussion of the EDF and British Aggregates cases. Please register in advance with Jonathon.mcgovern@pinsentmasons.com.

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October 2013

The new State aid rules for airports and airlines

October 8, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Strand Campus, Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Joint Kings College London and UKSALA Senior Practitioner seminar Panel: Alain Alexis, Head of Unit, State Aids Transport, European Commission; Josh Holmes, Monckton Chambers; and Niamh McCarthy, Head of Competition Law, International Airlines Group Strand Campus, King's College London To register for the seminar, please click here CPD accredited

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November 2013

The new Procedural Regulation

November 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Strand Campus, Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Joint Kings College London and UKSALA Senior Practitioner seminar Panel: Elisabetta Righini, European Commission and Visiting Professor at King's College London; and George Peretz, Monckton Chambers The Moot Court, Dickson Poon School of Law, Somerset House East Wing, King's College London To register for the seminar please click here CPD accredited

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February 2014

Seminar on granting aid to small and medium sized enterprises

February 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burges Salmon, 6 New Street Square
London, EC4A 3BF United Kingdom
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This seminar, held by UKSALA in association with Burges Salmon, will review the latest developments in this field, including the new de minimis Regulation, the Commission's final proposals for the new GBER, and the recently published draft guidance on the notion of State aid. Speakers will also provide practical advice on how to deal with State aid issues when granting aid to SMEs, charities and not-for-profit organisations. The speakers will include Joseph Barrett (11 Kings Bench Walk), Alan Bates (Monckton…

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June 2014

European Cinema: EU Law and the Challenges of Public Funding

June 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Strand Campus, Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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A joint Kings College London - UKSALA seminar on the cinema State aid rules. Panel: Elisabetta Righini - Member of VP Alumunia cabinet, European Commission Johannes Rexin - Heimatfilm Marc Missonier - Fidelite Films Dr Jose Buendia - Partner, Garrigues In the chair: Kelyn Bacon QC - Brick Court Chambers River Room, Strand Campus, King's College London The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception CPD accredited. Please register your place here

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July 2014

State aid in the Financial Sector

July 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slaughter and May, One Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8YY United Kingdom
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Speakers: Elizabeth O’Neill, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Dr. Adrian Yeo, Treasury Legal Advisors, HM Treasury
Isabel Taylor, Slaughter and May

The UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA), in association with Slaughter and May, would like to
invite you to an evening seminar on State aid in the financial sector. The lecture will be followed by
drinks and canapés.
Our aim is to look at both the experience of the UK in handling bank restructuring cases in the financial
crisis, and at the possible future role of public funding in the financial sector in the form of State aid to
development banks. Our experienced speakers will cover the following topics:
• Background and legal context for the restructuring of banks in the financial crisis and overview over
the legal framework for development banks
• Responding to businesses in crisis: the UK experience of handling negotiations with the European
Commission in bank restructuring cases
• Development banks: emerging Commission policy on State aid to development banks in the context
of the UK’s experience with the Green Investment Bank

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November 2014

Seminar on State Aid Modernisation

November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An evening seminar at DLA Piper to discuss the Commission's programme of State Aid Modernisation. The seminar will review the main changes in the State aid rulebook that have been adopted over the last two years (with a particular focus on the new GBER), and will consider how the changes may affect third parties including aid recipients. Panel: Nicholas Wright - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills James Webber - Partner, Shearman & Sterling Register at 6pm for a 6.15pm start.…

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December 2014

State aid litigation in the national courts

December 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strand Campus, Kings College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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This seminar will be chaired by the President of UKSALA, Judge Christopher Vajda, and will discuss notable recent developments in State aid litigation the UK courts and the courts of other Member States. Particular topics will include the Eventech case (see previous post), the Coventry FC case (see previous post), damages actions against the State, economics in State aid litigation, and some comments on State aid cases in the Italian courts. Panel: Kelyn Bacon QC - Brick Court Chambers George…

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February 2015

State aid and Scotland

February 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Faculty of Advocates, Mackenzie Building
Edinburgh,

This half day seminar in Edinburgh will be the first UKSALA event in Scotland, and is being hosted by the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It will be chaired by Sir David Edward, former judge of the European Court, and subsequently a judge of the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland. Final programme: 1.30pm Registration 2pm Introductory remarks by Sir David Edward 2.10pm Michael Howlin QC (Faculty of Advocates) - What is State Aid? 2.40pm James Wolffe QC (Dean of…

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June 2015

State aid law in Northern Ireland

June 17, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pinsent Masons Belfast, Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place,
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 3LP United Kingdom
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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…

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