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Action for Annulment (Advanced): Procedural Aspects and Strategies

The course provides a practical insight into the EU action for annulment and equips legal representatives and agents before the EU courts with the professional skills required to navigate successfully through the written and oral phases of annulment proceedings.

About this course

A sophisticated understanding of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) procedures, practices and case law is a quintessential element to successfully litigate before EU jurisdictions. During this highly practical course you will learn the insights and professional skills related to the annulment actions before EU courts, the only procedure where not only EU institutions and Member States but also private individuals can act and directly challenge EU acts before the CJEU.

The advanced course on the ‘Action for Annulment: Procedural Aspects and Strategies’ will enhance your knowledge on this fundamental procedure of EU law and on the acts that can be challenged before the CJEU.

What will you learn

You will become acquainted with the different procedural avenues that individuals can use to contest the legality of EU policies and acts (private vs public enforcement).

You will gain a professional insight into the action for annulment, the only procedure where private individuals are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts.

The rules on legal standing applicable to private individuals will be studied and clarified; you will then understand in which instances you could become a party in EU judicial proceedings.

Through case law and policy illustrations, you will have the opportunity to discuss issues of admissibility in specific matters (e.g. merger control, state aid, anti-dumping, access to documents, public contracts).

The course will also provide you with guidance on how to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through the detailed discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, you will obtain answers to your questions on procedural issues such as submissions, interim measures and appeals which may be relevant during the action.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be conducted by legal and policy experts of proven reputation who will discuss key topics, illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice.

All sessions will be followed by periods of Q & A allowing for the exchange of ideas, and discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share professional experiences.

Group discussions throughout the course will promote a high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

Prior to the course, you will be given access to the course materials on our digital learning platform. This includes a short questionnaire, which will help us identify any specific questions you may have so we can consider as many of them as possible during the course.

Preparatory readings and materials will be placed on the platform to facilitate joining the course. All course materials will be made available for the participants.

After the event, additional materials and references to relevant literature, documents and websites will be available on our learning platform.

The target group is:

  • agents acting before the CJEU;
  • national civil servants working in departments representing the government before the CJEU;
  • EU civil servants representing EU Institutions, bodies and agencies before the CJEU;
  • legal practitioners representing their clients before the CJEU.

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Mr Naoise Crowley
Tel: +352 426 230 306
n.crowley@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA member fee

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Meals
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. Most rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out.

Kirchberg

Luxembourg Centre

Railway Station Area

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

A few days before the start of the course you will receive the log-in details for accessing the course materials. You can log in here.

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Panagiotis Zinonos
Project leader

Panagiotis Zinonos

Cour supérieure de justice of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Programme

08.30Registration of participants
09.00Welcome and introduction to the course
Panagiotis Zinonos, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
INTRODUCING THE ACTION FOR ANNULMENT. QUESTIONS OF ADMISSIBILITY
09.15Introducing the action for annulment. Crucial questions of admissibility in annulment actions: reviewability of the challenged acts and the standing of the applicants
Panagiotis Zinonos & Juan Diego Ramírez Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
10.45Q & A session
11.00Coffee Break
11.30Workshop on admissibility matters in specific policy areas
Panagiotis Zinonos & Juan Diego Ramírez Cárdenas Díaz
12.30Q & A session
12.45Lunch break
THE PROCEDURE IN ANNULMENT ACTIONS.

APPEALS AGAINTS THE DECISION OF THE GENERAL COURT

14.15Selected procedural issues of annulment actions

  • New pleas, new evidence, modification of the application
  • Measures of organisation of procedure and measures of inquiry
  • Confidentiality issues

Silvère Lefèvre Legal Secretary at the General Court, Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg (tbc)

15.15Q & A session
15.30Break
16.00Urgent procedures in annulment actions

  • Expedited procedure
  • Priority treatment
  • Interim measures

Silvère Lefèvre (tbc)

17.00Q & A session
17.15End of Day 1
09.00Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary at the General Court, Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg (tbc)
10.00Q & A session
10.15Coffee break
PROCEDURAL STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
10.45Practical insights for litigating in annulment actions before the General Court (I)

  • The role of the Agent in the Court’s proceeding
  • How to prepare the written materials for the Court: form and strategies
  • How to make legal arguments successfully during the Court’s proceedings

Ludovic Bernardeau (tbc)

11.30Q & A session
11.45Practical insights for litigating in annulment actions before the General Court (II)

  • Oral procedure and arguments of the parties

Conduct of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, duration and practical advice
Ludovic Bernardeau (tbc)

12.30Q & A session
12.45Conclusions and evaluation
13.15End of the course

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Action for Annulment (Advanced): Procedural Aspects and Strategies

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11 Oct 2023 - 12 Oct 2023
Luxembourg (LU)
Register before: 6 Oct 2023

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

 1.000 per attendee
 900 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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