How to Plead Successfully before the CJEU — Advanced Course on the Annulment Action and Pleading Skills

04/04/2019 - 05/04/2019
Location: Luxembourg (LU)
Project number: 1952202

How to Plead Successfully before the CJEU — Advanced Course on the Annulment Action and Pleading Skills

From:  900,00

A sophisticated understanding of Court of Justice of the European Union’s procedures, practices and case law is quintessential to successfully litigate before the Court. During the seminar you will learn the insights and practical skills related to the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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A sophisticated understanding of Court of Justice of the European Union’s procedures, practices and case law is quintessential to successfully litigate before the Court. During the seminar you will learn the insights and practical skills related to the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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.

 How will it help you?
  • The seminar will focus on the annulment actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union the only procedure where private individuals are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts. The seminar will specifically tackle 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union and attend a hearing entertained before the court.
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.

 Learn how to successfully litigate before the Court of Justice of the European Union and know more about the annulment actions entertained by the court.

THURSDAY 04 APRIL 2019

 

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

 

 

11.00

Coffee break

 

11.15

Case studies on admissibility issues
Petra Jeney

 

 

12.30

Lunch break

 

14.00

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

Katarína Andová, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Judge Zoltán Csehi, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (LU) (tbc)

 

 

15.00

Coffee break

 

15.15

Urgent procedures in annulment actions

  • Expedited procedure
  • Priority treatment
  • Interim measures

Katarína Andová (tbc)

 

 

16.30

Coffee break

 

 

16.45

Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
Magdalena Ličková, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Advocate-General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (LU) (tbc)

 

 

18.00

End of first day and reception

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 05 APRIL 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)

 

 

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

NN

 

 

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

NN

 

 

17.15

Evaluation and closing the seminar

 

 

17.30

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 Boussuge-Mollicone
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
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 21 February 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.). 

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