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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

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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STATE AID AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS: Joint event with the Planning and Environment Bar Association

June 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple
London, EC4Y 7BY United Kingdom
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The Planning and Environment Bar Association and the UK State Aid Law Association are holding a joint seminar on State aid and infrastructure in the evening of 30 June 2015 at Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BY.  The seminar will be free of charge. You are advised to come punctually to guarantee a seat. It will last for approximately 1 hour, with time for discussion as part of the session, and drinks to follow.  Speakers will be: - Aidan Robertson QC…

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September 2015

Seminar on State aid and energy

September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oxera, 200 Aldersgate, 14th floor
London, EC1A 4HD United Kingdom
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An evening seminar at Oxera's London offices, to discuss the application of the State aid rules in the energy sector, including the Commission's recent decision on support for Hinkley Point C, and other energy projects in the UK. Other topics will include: the Commission's sector enquiry into mechanisms to ensure electricity supplies; the impact of the Commission's "more economic" approach in energy aid cases; the application of the PreussenElektra and Altmark case law in the energy sector; and the use…

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March 2016

Banking Crisis litigation before the EU Courts

March 1, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3AF United Kingdom

We are delighted to welcome Leo Flynn from the Commission Legal Service to give a talk to UKSALA on the subject of "Banking Crisis litigation before the EU Courts". As someone who frequently defends the Commission's State aid decisions in the General Court and CJEU, and who has been the Commission's agent for all of the recent banking State aid cases that have gone to the EU Courts, Leo will be able to provide invaluable insights into the issues that…

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State aid in Wales

March 8, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Eversheds LLP, 1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff, CF10 5BT United Kingdom

After very successful seminars in Scotland and Northern Ireland, UKSALA is completing its tour of the UK with its first event in Wales on 8 March. This will be a half day seminar, which is kindly being hosted by Eversheds LLP in Cardiff. Final programme: 1.30pm Registration 2.00pm What is a State aid? And what happens if there is aid? – Aidan Robertson QC and Kelyn Bacon QC, Brick Court Chambers 2.50pm Devolution, tax, levies and aid – George Peretz…

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