State Aid Update

Repeated from East Midlands


Theme: Procurement and State Aid

10 October 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson Birmingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Anthony Collins

Course overview

In the morning seminar, we will consider:

• What is unlawful State aid?
• How does it affect my regeneration or commercialisation project?
• How can we plan to avoid unlawful State aid?
• What could happen if we get it wrong?

Suitable audience:

In house lawyers, executive directors for place or regeneration, project managers – capital projects, officers who have any interaction with Council trading activity, officers from Local Authority trading companies.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Regeneration and State aid
• Smaller section on trading and State aid
• State aid and the EU Treaty
• The General Block Exemption Regulations
• The Market Economy Operator Principle

Interactive elements

The speakers will use plenty of examples and the seminar is designed to encourage delegates to ask questions.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
C Working with other people
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Alex Kynoch, Browne Jacobson, specialises in public procurement, state aid and complex public sector commercial projects, with a particular interest in regeneration and energy projects. He regularly provides training sessions to local and central government departments and speaks at seminars on state aid and public procurement.

Angelica Hymers, Browne Jacobson, specialises in local authority law, public sector procurements, commercial agreements, devolution matters and state aid.

Richard Brooks, Anthony Collins, advises on public sector and housing projects including joint ventures, outsourcing, public private partnerships and all aspects of development and asset management.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.