Faculty to host seminar on state aid from a Scottish perspective



It will be a notable first when the Faculty of Advocates hosts a seminar examining state aid law from a Scottish viewpoint.

The half-day event on 2 February, is the first organised by the UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA) to be held outside London.

Sir David Edward, the former judge of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has accepted an invitation to chair the seminar and to open proceedings with some introductory remarks.

The line-up of speakers will be Michael Howlin QC (“What is State Aid?”),James Wolffe QC, dean of faculty (“State Aid in the Courts”), Margaret Gray, Brick Court Chambers London, Law Library Dublin and Bar Library Belfast (“Devolution, Tax and State Aid”) and a member of staff from the state aid unit of the Scottish government (“The Scottish Government perspective on State Aid”).

UKSALA was formed in 2012 to provide a UK forum for discussion of State Aid issues and to contribute to the development of state aid law, which has been described as the means by which the European Union regulates state-funded measures to ensure they do not adversely affect trade between member states, thereby undermining the common market.

Christopher Vajda QC, the UK judge at the ECJ, is UKSALA’s president.

The seminar is free, to register click here.