Our thanks again to DLA Piper for hosting last week’s seminar on State Aid Modernisation, and to James Webber (Shearman & Sterling) and Nick Wright (BIS) for their presentations, which provoked a very lively debate particularly on the subject of the reform (or lack thereof) of the procedural rules, particularly as regards the rights of complainants and aid beneficiaries in the Commission’s State aid investigation process. The discussion also touched upon, not surprisingly, the Court’s judgment of 5 November in Case T-362/10 Vtesse Networks v Commission, which will be the subject of a separate blog piece shortly.
Meanwhile, below are links to the presentations of the two speakers. The third link is to a recent paper by John Temple Lang on the Charter and State aid procedure, which is referenced in James Webber’s slides.
Don’t forget that the next seminar is at Kings College on 15 December: see full details here.