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Procedures and Strategies of Litigation Before the Court of Justice of the European Union

This highly practical course will provide with a sophisticated understanding of the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The CJEU’s practices and case law is quintessential to successfully litigate before the Court

About this course

This highly practical course will provide with a sophisticated understanding of the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The CJEU’s practices and case law is quintessential to successfully litigate before the Court.

Through practical examples and case-law discussions you will learn the insights of the actions to be entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Enhance your knowledge on the CJEU, the procedures before the CJEU, its internal rules, language regime, handling of documents, appeals and interim measures!

What will you learn

The course guides you through the different steps of various types of proceedings before the EU Courts analysing the preliminary references coming from national courts and direct actions, in particular, annulment actions where private parties may challenge EU law.

The course will also discuss infringement procedures commenced by the European Commission when it believes that a Member State has violated one of its obligations under EU law.

Moreover, the course will provide you with counsel and advice on how to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through the detailed discussion on the Rules of Procedure of the EU Courts, you will have answers to all your potential questions on procedural matters such as submissions, admissibility issues, interim measures, appeals which may be relevant during the action, the language regime and court costs.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be conducted by legal 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 for the exchange of ideas, and discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share their professional experiences.

Various small group exercises and discussions will promote a high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

The course will also feature a study visit to the CJEU, where the participants will have the opportunity to attend a court hearing and meet a number of professionals working at the institution.

Experts

  • Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
  • Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary at the General Court, Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg
  • Sara Iglesias Sánchez, Professor of Administrative and EU law, Complutense University of Madrid and former legal secretary Chamber of Advocate General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (tbc)
  • Aniel Pahladsingh, Senior EU lawyer at the Ministry of Social Affairs at the legal department, deputy judge at the district court in Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • Stefaan van der Jeught, Administrator, Communications Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

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 reading 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.

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.

Although it is not a fundamental prerequisite, this course will be especially beneficial to legal professionals who have are already familiar with the CJEU and have some acquaintance with the jurisdictional powers of the CJEU.

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

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@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.).

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Programme

08.45Registration of participants
09.00Welcome to participants and opening of course
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
09.15‘Tucked away in the fairyland Grand Duchy of Luxembourg …’
History, structure and organisation of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
10.00Q & A session
10.15Break
10.30Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: preliminary reference – practical considerations for making a reference
Aniel Pahladsingh, Legal advisor, Raad van State, The Hague
11.15Q & A session
11.30Written phase in preliminary rulings:

  • application and written observations in a reference for a preliminary ruling
  • practical aspects for magistrates and lawyers

Aniel Pahladsingh

12.15Q & A session
12.30Lunch at Restaurant Porta Nova, 14 av. De la Faiencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
14.15Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: action for annulment (reviewable acts and locus standi)
Ludovic Bernardeau, Legal Secretary at the General Court, Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg
15.00Q & A session
15.15Coffe break
15.30Written part of the procedure in direct actions with a focus on procedures before the General Court:

  • submission of procedural documents, service of documents, time limits
  • application, defence, reply and rejoinder
  • role of an intervener

Ludovic Bernardeau

16.15Q & A session
16.30Workshop: action for annulment
Ludovic Bernardeau
17.15End of first day
8.15Arrival at the Court of Justice of the EU – Visitor’s entrance – rue Charles-Léon Hammes
08.45Briefing of case XXX (case to be determined)
09.30Hearing of case XXX (case to be determined)
11.30Presentation “Life of a case at the Court”
Q&A session
12.15Guided tour of the Court’s buildings
13.00Lunch at the Court of Justice, salon C
14.30Language of the proceedings
Stefaan van der Jeught
15.15Q&A session
15.30End of day 2
09.00Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: The infringement procedure under Article 258 TFEU
Procedural position of intervening parties and access to procedural documents by private parties in infringement proceedings
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
10.00Q & A session
10.15Break
10.30Sanctions for failure to comply with a judgement of the CJEU under Article 260 TFEU
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
11.15Q & A session
11.30Workshop: Admissibility issues and Member State defences in the infringement procedure
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
12.30Lunch at Restaurant Porta Nova, 14 av. De la Faiencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
14.00Oral procedure and arguments of the parties – conduct of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, duration and practical advice
Sara Iglesias Sánchez, Professor of Administrative and EU law, Complutense University of Madrid and former legal secretary Chamber of Advocate General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
14.45Q & A session
15.00Coffee break
15.15Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
Sara Iglesias Sánchez
16.00Q & A session
16.15Break
16.30Workshop: Practical examples of the appeal procedure
Sara Iglesias Sánchez
17.15End of day 3 and of the course

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Procedures and Strategies of Litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Confirmed
28 Feb 2023 - 2 Mar 2023
Luxembourg (LU)
English

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

SKU: 2352201
Register before: 22 Feb 2023
 1.350 per attendee
 1.200 for EIPA members

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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SKU: 2352201
Register before: 22 Feb 2023

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