The European Commission has put many firms on life support to survive the immediate economic impact of the crisis. But what happens after EU state aid runs out?

How different is the temporary framework to anything we have seen before? Are there restrictions on the amount of aid that is being approved? And what actions are needed to normalise competitive relationships?

Topics on the agenda include: 

  • Whether there should be restrictions on both EU and non-EU companies with more state aid support and/or larger reserves acquiring weaker competitors?
  • Whether state aid needed by large national companies, such as airlines, should necessarily be converted into equity owned by the state?
  • Whether what has been described as a short-term, temporary framework will in fact lead to a permanent change in approach?

FIPRA’s Competition & Antitrust Practice.

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Alexander Italianer – Special Advisor, Arnold & Porter & former EC Secretary-General and Competition DG

Luc Gyselen – Partner at Arnold & Porter

Dirk Hudig – FIPRA International, Special Advisor & Former Partner



Nicholas Hirst – Mlex Chief Correspondent for EU Competition


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