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State Aid Law Forum 2024

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04 October 2024


Venue: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Szentkirályi u. 28., Pope St. John Paul II Hall 

8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00-9.15 Welcome addresses by László Komáromi, dean of the Law School

Morning Sessions chaired by Tihamér Tóth (judge of the General Court of the EU and PPCU)

9.15-11.00 First panel: Recent developments and Challenges at EU and Member States levels

9.15-9.40 Karl Soukup (director of DG Comp, EU Commission): State aid policy – looking back and ahead

9.40-10.10 Ion Galea (judge of the General Court of the EU): Highlights from the case law of the EU Courts

10.10-10.30 László Gyerkó (Romanian Competition Council, councillor, member of the board): Romanian experience with state aid rules

10.30-10.50 Anita Gyürkés (head of the State Aid Monitoring Office): Challenges of back to normal

10.50-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-12.30 First panel: The Application of the Market Economy operator Principle in Practice

Panel members: Eszter Hargita (State Aid Monitoring Office), Áron Kovalóczy (DLA Piper Business Advisory, Budapest), Phedon Nicolaides (TBC, Maastricht University)

Lunch Break

13.30-15.00 third panel: Foreign subsidy Regulation and competition rules

Chair: Pál Szilágyi (PPCU, director of Competition Law Research Center)  

Panel members: Daniel Colgan  (DLA Piper, Brussels), Peter Staviczky (Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU), Judit Buránszki (head of the M&A section of the GVH)

15.00 Closing remarks by Tihamér Tóth

Sponsored by

Competition Law Research Centre

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences