JJUA14228U EU State Aid Law

Volume 2015/2016

To provide the students with a qualified knowledge on the state aid rules contained in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The state aid rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union constitute an integral part of the Treaty's regulation of competition. The state aid rules of the Treaty limit the possibilities of the Member States to support national undertakings no matter whether the purpose of the aid is to encourage e.g. research and development or the purpose is to aid an undertaking troubled by competition and facing financial difficulties. In addition authorisation from the Commission is a prerequisite for national aid measures, and lack of notification to the Commission renders the aid susceptible to reimbursement.
The rules are highly relevant for practitioners but at the same time complex and difficult to master even for lawyers with considerable experience. The course will focus on the core elements of the state aid rules but the course will also briefly touch upon the special competition rules that apply to public undertakings or undertakings entrusted with public service obligations.

K. Bacon, European Union Law of State Aid, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2013 – a reading list will be provided.

OUP informs that the book will be in stock in Cph 14th September 2015. The students will be able to buy a printed copy of the two first chapters of the book needed for the 3 first classes in Academic Books, Nørregade 6, 1165 Copenhagen K, for the price of the book and swop it for the book when in stock.

The course presupposes active student participation. Basic knowledge of EU-law will be an advantage.
The course can not be taken by students who have participated in the course Statsstøtteret
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 241
  • Seminar
  • 34
  • Total
  • 275
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 min
Oral exam without preparation 20 minutes
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period

7. - 11. December 2015 (preliminary dates)