Conference : Taxation and EU State Aid Law, Brussels, November 5th 2015

14/10/2015 - IAB

The PwC Chair in Tax Law of the Catholic University of Louvain
 the Max Planck Institute of Tax Law and Public Finance,
 the Tax Institute of the University of Liège,
 the ITC of Leiden University and
 the University of Rennes (with the support of PwC)

 are pleased to invite you to a Conference on

Taxation and EU State Aid Law
– Current Practice and Policy Issues -

Brussels, Thursday November 5th 5015
9am - 5pm


>Program : ► PDF version

State aid and taxation became a key EU policy area. Landmark cases like Gibraltar and recent judgments like Santander and Autogrill show how EU State aid rules impact on Member States’ tax policies. Furthermore, the ongoing investigations on tax rulings involving Amazon, Starbucks, Apple and FFT illustrate the relevance of State aid control in the EU action against harmful tax competition and corporate tax avoidance.

The conference will gather together academics, public officials and practitioners to discuss the most recent issues concerning the application of State aid rules to tax measures, in particular the specificities of the notion and scope of fiscal State aid and its possible justifications, the concept of selectivity as regards administrative tax practices and the obligation to recover illegal State aid in the light of taxpayers’ legitimate expectations.

The conference will also address the implications of State aid control on corporate tax planning and tax competition among Member States in the context of the international initiatives aiming at curbing base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and improving global tax transparency (exchange of information). 

Topic covered

  • Fundamentals of State Aid control in Tax matters 
  • State aid and harmful tax practices in the European Union 
  • State aid and tax rulings 
  • IP tax regimes, BEPS and State aid  
  • State aid and anti-avoidance measures 
  • Suspension and Deferral of Assessed Tax 
  • Recovery of Fiscal State aid and the Protection of Legitimate Expectations


  • Sjoerd Douma, Professor of International and EU Tax law at Leiden University, Director, PwC Netherlands
  • Thomas Jaeger, Dr. Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich) 
  • Max Lienemeyer, Head of Sector - Task Force Tax Planning Practices at DG Competition, EU Commission 
  • Raymond Luja, Professor of Comparative Tax law at Maastricht University 
  • Valère Moutarlier, Director- Direct taxation, Tax coordination, Economic analysis and Evaluation at DG Taxation and Customs Union, EU Commission 
  • Salvador Pastoriza, Dr. Associate Professor of EU Tax law at Complutense University of Madrid, Senior Associate, Garrigues (Brussels) 
  • Emmanuel Raingeard de la Blétière, Dr. Associate Professor of Tax law at University of Rennes, Of Counsel, PwC société d'avocats (Paris) 
  • Isabelle Richelle, Professor of Tax law, Co-Director of the Tax Institute of the University of Liège, Of Counsel, Liedekerke (Brussels) 
  • Pierpaolo Rossi Maccanico, Member of the Legal Service, EU Commission 
  • Wolfgang Schön, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Director of the Max Planck Institute for Tax law and Public Finance (Munich) 
  • Edoardo Traversa, Professor of Tax Law at Catholic University of Louvain, Of Counsel, Liedekerke (Brussels)


 OBFG 6 points

Palais des Académies, rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Faculty of Law,  UCL, CRIDES
Place Montesquieu 2, bte L2.07.01 – 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel : 010/47 47 58

Full or partial waiver of participation fees can be granted on request to full-time academics and researchers. Please provide a certificate with the registration form.
Iban number :
BE49 0014 4958 4871 « UCL - Coll. DESO »
BNP Paribas Fortis
Communication: Name + first name + conference  110515

The congress organization does not arrange travel or accommodation.