Advanced Course on the Annulment Action: Challenging EU Acts Successfully Before the CJEU

Project number: 2052202

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

01/04/2020 - 02/04/2020
Register before: 13/03/2020

€ 1.000,00 per attendee

€ 900,00 for EIPA members*

Advanced Course on the Annulment Action: Challenging EU Acts Successfully Before the CJEU

ab  900,00

A detailed understanding of the procedures, practices and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is a prerequisite to successfully represent a case before the CJEU.

About this seminar

A detailed understanding of the procedures, practices and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is a prerequisite to successfully represent a case before the CJEU. The seminar provides the necessary insights and practical skills related to one of the key procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union: the action for annulment.

Enhance your knowledge on the actions of annulment to know what EU acts can be challenged before the Court of Justice of the European Union

What you will learn in this seminar

  • Enhance your knowledge on how to challenge EU measures successfully before the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and deepen your understanding on the annulment actions.
  • The seminar will specifically deal with the annulment actions initiated before the General Court of the European Union, the only procedure where private individuals are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts. The seminar will map out the standing rules applicable for private individuals to become parties of the proceeding. Due account will be taken what EU acts can be challenged before the CJEU.
  • On the basis of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court the seminar will discuss specific procedural issues ie. submissions, interim measure, appeals that may be crucial for the success of the procedure in a detailed fashion.
  • The seminar will provide first hand expertise as to how to prepare the written materials to be submitted to the court and the how to plead orally during the hearing before the court.
  • A visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union is included in the program where participants attend a hearing of a particular case.

Who will benefit most?

Legal professionals working in areas affected mostly by annulment actions such as competition law, state aids, anti-dumping, restrictive measures. Legal practitioners representing their clients before the CJEU or working with CJEU cases, government agents acting before the CJEU or national civil servants, EU civil servants representing EU Institutions, bodies and agencies before the CJEU.

The training targets professionals who are particularly interested in the detailed procedural issues in relation to annulment action and have a solid understanding about the procedures entertained before the CJEU.

Learn how to successfully represent your case before the General Court of the CJEU and know more about the annulment actions entertained before that court.

Practical information

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, two lunches and a reception. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Early Bird
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 17 February 2020.

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, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All 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. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

Luxembourg Centre

  • Grand Hotel Victor Hugo (Best Western Plus)****, at the rate of €175 (main building) or at the rate of €155 (annex building) (booking code: EIPA BWP 2020), via tel.: +352 26 27 440 or via e-mail: info@victorhugo.bestwestern.de

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €200 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; www.cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
  • Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail: info@jj32.lu; www.jj32.lu (Reservation code: EIPA BWP 2020)

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.).

The programme

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Welcome of participants and opening of the conference
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg ,Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
09.15 The crucial questions of admissibility in annulment actions: reviewability of the challenged acts and the standing of the applicant
Petra Jeney & Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Workshop on admissibility  matters in specific policy areas
Petra Jeney & Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Written phase of annulment actions inside the Court

  • Submission of procedural documents, service of documents, and time limits
  • Application, defense, reply and rejoinder
  • Role of an intervener

Katarina Andova, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Judge Zoltán Csehi, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)

15.30 Coffee break
15.15 Interim measures in annulment actions
Katarina Andova (to be confirmed)
16.30 Coffee break
16.45 Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
Magdalena Lickova, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Advocate-General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
18.00 End of first day and reception
Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
8.15 Meeting at the Court of Justice of the European Union
Visitors‘ entrance – rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
8.45 Briefing on the Case XXXX
9.30 Hearing of the Case XXXX
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Practical 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

External expert (to be confirmed)

15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Practical 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

External expert (to be confirmed)

17.15 Evaluation and closing the seminar
17.30 End of the seminar