Workshop on State Aid and Service of General Economic Interest in Competition Policy - Day 1

Workshop on State Aid and Service of General Economic Interest in Competition Policy

Kun Ming, China
Hai Geng Hotel, NO.2 Yi Jing Road, Kunming 650228
Agenda
21 October 2013


08:30-09:00
09:00-09:20

Registration
Opening remarks
Ms LI Qing, Deputy Director General of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission
Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, Head of Unit of International Relations (A-5) (former Head of Unit for Regional Aid), Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:20-11:00

Session I - STATE AID UNDER EU LAW, ARTICLE 107 TFEU
Introduction: Provisions’ purpose in EU law and their adaptability to China
Presented by: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

Speech: Introduction to State Aid under EU Competition Law
What is State Aid (Article 107 TFEU)?; Why is State Aid reviewed under EU competition law? Investigative and enforcement powers and remedies of EU Commission; Notification procedure as central part of enforcement of State Aid rules; Unique challenges in State Aid enforcement; Recent cases
Presented by: Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, DG Competition, European Commission

11:00-11:20

Tea Break

11:20-12:00

Commentator: Dr Frank MONTAG, Partner, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels

12:00-12:30

Q & A session

12:30-14:00

Lunch

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

14:00-15:30

Session II - SERVICES OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST (SGEI)
Introduction to SGEI under EU Competition Law
Services of a general economic interest (SGEI) as a limitation to application of competition rules (Article 106(2) TFEI); Relation of SGEI to rules on State Aid; Current state of enforcement by the European Commission
Presented by: Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO , DG Competition, European Commission
Dr Frank Montag, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

15:30-16:00

Q & A Session

16:00-16:20

Tea Break

16:20-17:05

Roundtable Discussion on State Aid and SGEI

Discussants: Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, DG Competition, European Commission
Dr Frank MONTAG, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Ms ZHI Shengmin, Director of Competition Policy and International Cooperation, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission
Prof HUANG Yong, Director of Competition Law Centre, University of International Business & Economics (UIBE)
Prof TAN Wei, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China
Mr HAN Wei, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Mr ZHANG Wei, School of Economics, Shandong University

17:05-17:50

Q & A Session

17:50-18:00

Closing Remarks

[Consecutive interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]