Course: “Procedures and Strategies of Litigation Before the Court of Justice of the European Union”, March 29-31 (EIPA, Maastricht)

This highly practical course will provide with 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.

Through practical examples and case-law discussions you will learn the insights of the 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 course guides you through the different steps of various types of proceedings before the EU Courts analysing the preliminary references coming from national courts and direct actions, in particular, annulment actions where private parties may challenge EU law.

The course will also discuss infringement procedures commenced by the European Commission when it believes that a Member State has violated one of its obligations under EU law.

Moreover, the course will provide you with counsel and advice on how to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through the detailed discussion on the Rules of Procedure of the EU Courts, you will have answers to all your potential questions on procedural matters such as submissions, admissibility issues, interim measures, appeals which may be relevant during the action, the language regime and court costs.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be conducted by legal experts of proven reputation who will discuss key topics, illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice.

All sessions will be followed by periods of Q & A for the exchange of ideas, and discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share their professional experiences.

Various small group exercises and discussions will promote a high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

The course will also feature a study visit to the CJEU, where the participants will have the opportunity to attend a court hearing and meet a number of professionals working at the institution.

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