Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law

7The Law and Economics of State Aid

Duration : 13,5 hours


Friday 21 February 2020, Friday 28 February 2020, Friday 6 March 2020


2 credits


This module will cover in particular the following topics :

1. Brief historical and economic background
2. The notion of State aid: legal concept v. economic theory
3. State aid administrative procedure (European Commission procedure)
4. Judicial review (EU and national courts)
5. Compatibility assessment of State aid: the central role of economic theory – the balancing test
6. Compatibility assessment of State aid: focus on rescue and restructuring aid (including financial crisis measures), regional aid and energy and environmental aid


Each Friday the course will take place on the premises of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels from 13.30 to 18.00.

1 The Brussels School of Competition will ask registered participants to provide proof of their academic qualifications.

The concept of "LL.M." is here used as a generic term to refer to a specialised study programme taught in English which can only be undertaken by students holding an officially recognised academic degree in law and/or economics.

Cancellation policy
Only written cancellations addressed to Mr Charles Gheur (Brussels School of Competition, Rue des Sols , 1000 Bruxelles) shall be considered. Fees shall only be reimbursed where the participant’s place is cancelled at least 5 working days before the beginning of the module.

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