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

Project number: 2152201

- Online Course -

Date & pricing

11/10/2021 - 13/10/2021
Register before: 30/09/2021

€ 1.300,00 per attendee

€ 1.170,00 for EIPA members*

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

From:  1.170,00

Enhance your knowledge on 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.

Book up until 29 August 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount

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.

What will you learn?

  • The online course will focus on the various actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, analysing the preliminary references coming from national courts and the direct actions before the CJEU, in particular, annulment actions where private parties may challenge EU law. The seminar will also tackle the infringement procedures commenced by the European Commission when it is of the belief that a Member State has breached one of its obligations under EU law.
  • The online course 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 Court of Justice and the General Court, answers will be given to various procedural matters i.e.. submissions, interim measure, appeals which may be relevant during the action. The language regime at Court will be discussed in full.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an online visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union and meet some of the professionals working at the institution

Course methodology

The online course will be delivered by means of 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 meeting with some of the professionals working at the institution.

How will it help you?


Participants will gain extensive knowledge about the litigation procedures before the EU Courts and a clear understanding of particular procedural aspects, practical problems and how to resolve them and their role in the proceedings.

Who this course is for?

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 online 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.

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

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

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 
Book up until 29 August 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount 
 
Please note that the early bird discount will be applied at a later stage, when you receive the final invoice. The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee. 

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

08.30 Registration of participants
08.45 Welcome of participants and opening of the online course

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, 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

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz

09.45 Q&A session
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)

11.00 Q&A session
11.15 Break
11.30 Written phase in preliminary rulings:

·    Application and written observations in a reference for a preliminary ruling.

·    Practical aspects for Magistrates and Lawyers

Aniel Pahladsingh

12.15 Q&A session
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: action for annulment (reviewable acts and locus standi)

Godefroy de Moncuit, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

14.15 Q&A session
14.30 Break
14.45 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)

15.30 Q&A session
15.45 Break
16.00 Workshop: Hints for the written part of the procedure

Katarína Andová

17.00 End of first day
09.00     Virtual study visit to the Court of Justice of the EU                    

               Discussion with officials and members of the Court

12.00     End of the study visit
08.45 Registration of participants
09.00 Language of the proceedings

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

09.45 Q&A session
10.00 Break
10.15 Procedures 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

11.15 Q&A session
11.30 Break
11.45 Sanctions for failure to comply with a judgment of the CJEU

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz

12.30 Break
12.45 Lunch
13.45 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)

14.30 Q&A session
14.45 Break
15.00 Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order

Magdalena Ličková

15.45 Q&A session
16.00 Break
16.15 Workshop: Practical examples of the appeal procedure

Magdalena Ličková

17.00 End of Day 2 and of the online course