How to Litigate before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Project number: 1952201

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

Date & pricing

14/10/2019 - 16/10/2019
Register before: 10/10/2019

€ 1.200,00 per attendee

€ 1.080,00 for EIPA members*

How to Litigate before the Court of Justice of the European Union

ab  1.080,00

Enhance your knowledge on the the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the procedures before the CJEU, its internal rules, language regime, handling of documents, appeals and interim measures.

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About this course

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. During the seminar you will learn the insights and 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.

Who will benefit most?
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.

The training targets professionals who are already familiar with the CJEU and have prior knowledge about the procedures conducted by the CJEU.

What you will learn in this course

The seminar will focus on the various actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and will give special attention to preliminary references coming from national courts and direct actions before the CJEU. The seminar will specifically tackle infringement procedures commenced by the European Commission and annulment actions where private parties may challenge EU law.

The seminar will give guidance to the participants 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 answers will be given to various procedural matters ie. submissions, interim measure, appeals which may be relevant during the action. The language regime off the Court will be discussed in full.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union and attend a hearing entertained before the court.

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney (HU)

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
j.boussuge@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 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 discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 2 September 2019.

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

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

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
08.45 Welcome of participants and opening of the seminar

Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

09.00 Tucked away in the fairyland Grand Duchy of Luxembourg…“

History, Structure and Organisation of the Court of Justice of the European Union with reference to the reform of the Court

Petra Jeney

10.00 Break
10.15 Procedures 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 (to be confirmed)

11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Written phase in preliminary rulings:

  • Application and written observations in a reference for a preliminary ruling.
  • Practical aspects for Magistrates and Lawyers

Aniel Pahladsingh

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: action for annulment (reviewable acts and locus standi)

Petra Jeney

15.15 Coffee break
15.30 Written 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

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

16.45 Break
17.00 Workshop: Hints for the written part of the procedure

Katarína Andová

18.00 End of first day and reception
09.00 Language of the proceedings

Stefaan van der Jeught, Administrator, Communications Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)

10.00 Coffee break
10.15 Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: The infringement procedure under Article 258 TFEU

Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels (to be confirmed)

Procedural position of intervening parties and access to procedural documents by private parties in infringement proceedings

Minas Konstantinidis

11.30 Break
11.45 Sanctions for failure to comply with a judgment of the CJEU

Minas Konstantinidis

12.30 Lunch
14.00 Oral procedure and arguments of the parties – Conduct of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, duration and practical advice

Magdalena Ličková, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Advocate-General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)

15.15 Coffee break
15.30 Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order

Magdalena Ličková

16.45 Break
17.00 Workshop: Practical examples of the appeal procedure

Magdalena Ličková

18.00 End of Day 2

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 (to be determined)
9.30 Hearing of the Case (to be determined)
13.00 End of the visit, end of the seminar
MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2019
08.30 Registration of participants
08.45 Welcome of participants and opening of the seminar
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
09.00 Tucked away in the fairyland Grand Duchy of Luxembourg…“
History, Structure and Organisation of the Court of Justice of the European Union with reference to the reform of the Court
Petra Jeney
10.00 Break
10.15 Procedures 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 (to be confirmed)
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Written phase in preliminary rulings:

  • Application and written observations in a reference for a preliminary ruling.
  • Practical aspects for Magistrates and Lawyers

Aniel Pahladsingh

13.00 Lunch
 
14.00 Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: action for annulment (reviewable acts and locus standi)
Petra Jeney
15.15 Coffee break
15.30 Written 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

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

16.45 Break
17.00 Workshop: Hints for the written part of the procedure
Katarína Andová
18.00 End of first day and reception
TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2019
09.00 Language of the proceedings
Stefaan van der Jeught, Administrator, Communications Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
10.00 Coffee break
10.15 Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: The infringement procedure under Article 258 TFEU
Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels (to be confirmed)Procedural position of intervening parties and access to procedural documents by private parties in infringement proceedings
Minas Konstantinidis
11.30 Break
11.45 Sanctions for failure to comply with a judgment of the CJEU
Minas Konstantinidis
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Oral procedure and arguments of the parties – Conduct of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, duration and practical advice
Magdalena Ličková, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Advocate-General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
15.15 Coffee break
15.30 Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
Magdalena Ličková
16.45 Break
17.00 Workshop: Practical examples of the appeal procedure
Magdalena Ličková
18.00 End of Day 2
WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019
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 (to be determined)
9.30 Hearing of the Case (to be determined)
13.00 End of the visit, end of the seminar

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
j.boussuge@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 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 discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 2 September 2019.

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

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

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.).