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Join us for an exciting in-person event when a panel of experts will discuss the practical application of the Subsidy Control Act.

Following the entering into force of the Subsidy Control Act (SCA) in January 2023, the new system of a framework for a UK-wide subsidy control regime is being tested. The intention was to enable public authorities, including devolved administrations and local authorities, to deliver subsidies tailored to local needs; to support government priorities, such as its levelling up agenda.

The new Subsidy Control regime is one of the most comprehensive post Brexit regulatory settlements, representing an extensive legislative regime in terms of control of public spending. The model adopted will have serious effects on the role of public authorities to address their levelling up priorities in their local areas and the ability to stay on the right side of the UK’s international obligations.

This event is hosted in partnership with Lexxion.



18:00 - 18:05 Welcome

  • Professor Andrea Biondi, Director of the Centre of European Law, King’s College London
  • Wolfgang Andreae, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin

18:05 – 18:35 Session 1 - How can we improve the Subsidy Control regime?

  • Chair : Jonathan Branton, Partner, DWF
  • Angelica Hymers, Senior Associate, Browne Jacobson
  • Joanne Clement KC, 11 KWB
  • George Peretz KC, Monckton Chambers

18:40 – 19:15 Session 2 – The SCA in its wider context

  • Chair: Professor Andrea Biondi, CEL, King’s College London
  • Hana Hamouda, Associate Director, Grant Thornton
  • Totis Kotsonis, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Martin Farley, Legal Service, European Commission

19:30 Drinks Reception

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At this event

Andrea Biondi

Professor of European Union Law

Event details

Bush House 8th Floor (North)
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG