Advanced Course on the Annulment Action: Challenging EU Acts Successfully Before the Court of Justice of the EU

Project number: 2152202

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Date & pricing

24/06/2021 - 25/06/2021
Register before: 14/06/2021

€ 700,00 per attendee

€ 630,00 for EIPA members*

Advanced Course on the Annulment Action: Challenging EU Acts Successfully Before the Court of Justice of the EU

From:  630,00

During this online course you will learn the insights and practical skills related to one of the key procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union: the action for annulment.

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About this online course

A sophisticated understanding of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) procedures, practices and case law is quintessential to litigate successfully before the Court. During this online course, you will learn the 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 which EU acts can be challenged before the Court of Justice of the European Union!

What will you learn?

This online course will focus on the annulment actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the only procedure where natural and legal persons are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts.

Thanks to this online course, you will learn about:

  • The standing rules applicable for private individuals to become parties of the proceeding. Due account will be taken of which EU acts can be challenged before the CJEU;
  • How to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through a detailed discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, answers will be given to various procedural matters, i.e. submissions, interim measures and appeals that may be relevant during the action;
  • How to prepare written materials to be submitted to the CJEU and plead orally in a hearing before the CJEU;
  • How to appeal decisions rendered by the General Court before the Court of Justice.

Course methodology

The online course will be delivered through live streaming via ZOOM.

The online course sessions will be conducted by experts providing a presentation on key topics illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice. All sessions will be followed by Q&A periods allowing for the exchange of ideas and discussion periods where participants will have the possibility to share professional experiences.

Moreover, the online course will feature a virtual visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union and a talk with one of the members of the General Court.

How will it help you?

By the end of the online course, you will have obtained professional knowledge of the purpose, object, and admissibility matters concerning the action for annulment. You will have also been provided with an insight into the procedural tools and strategies to litigate successfully before the CJEU in annulment procedures.

Who will benefit most?

This online course is specifically addressed to:

  • 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
  • Translators / interpreters who need to acquaint themselves with the legal terminology used in annulment procedures.

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

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Webex

Programme Organiser
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
j.boussuge@eipa.eu

Discounts
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.

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 € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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The programme

08.45 Registration of participants
09.15 Welcome and introduction to the online course
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
INTRODUCING THE ACTION FOR ANNULMENT. QUESTIONS OF ADMISSIBILITY
09.30 Introducing the action for annulment. Crucial questions of admissibility in annulment actions: reviewability of the challenged acts and the standing of the applicants
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz & Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturers, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
10.30 Q & A session
10.45 Break
11.00 Workshop on admissibility matters in specific policy area
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz & Petra Jeney
12.00 Q & A session
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Virtual visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union and talk by a member of the General Court
14.15 Break
THE PROCEDURE IN ANNULMENT ACTIONS. APPEALS AGAINTS THE DECISION OF THE GENERAL COURT
14.30 Selected procedural issues of annulment actions

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

Dr. Silvère Lefèvre, law clerk (référendaire) at the General Court of the European Union, chambers of Judge I. Nõmm

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

  • Expedited procedure
  • Priority treatment
  • Interim measures

Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau, law clerk (référendaire) at the General Court of the European Union, chambers of Judge V. Valančius

16.00 Q & A session
16.15 End of 1st day
09.30 Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against

an interim order
Dr. Silvère Lefèvre

10.15 Q & A session
10.30 Break
PROCEDURAL STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
10.45 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

Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau

11.30 Q & A session
11.45 Break
12.00 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

Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau

12.45 Q & A session
13.00 Conclusions and end of the seminar