State aid damages—is the tide about to turn?
Date: Friday 19 February 2021 Time: 14.00–16.00 CET
Damages claims following breaches of competition law are becoming increasingly common across Europe. Trucks, high-voltage power cables, Mastercard and Google Shopping are becoming household names in this regard. Less familiar are damages claims following illegal state aid. Is the tide about to turn in light of the magnitude of current COVID-19-related state aid measures? More than two hundred negative state aid recovery Decisions by the European Commission in recent years, coupled with potential initiatives to strengthen private enforcement in this area, suggest that there is ample scope for state aid damages claims.
Please join us for cutting-edge discussions around state aid damages claims. From a perspective centred around policy and corporate considerations, we will explore questions concerning the legality of aid, the basis for potential damages claims following illegal aid, and litigation matters. This will be complemented by economic considerations around theories of harm and damages quantification.
- Professor Dr Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Judge in Germany’s Supreme Court;
- Dr Ulrich Soltész, Partner at Gleiss Lutz;
- Dr Alex Petrasincu, Partner at Hausfeld;
- Nicole Robins, Partner at Oxera Consulting;
- Enno Eilts, Partner at Oxera Consulting.