On 19 and 20 January, Leiden University hosted an international legal expert meeting on the allocation of limited authorisations and grants in the European member states. COBALT Estonia senior associate and competition law specialist Katri-Paas Mohando attended the meeting as the Estonian law expert.
The expert meeting was organised by the Institute for Public Law of Leiden University and the VU University Amsterdam Centre for Law and Governance. The aim of the event was to compare national experiences with allocation systems and transparency issues, aspects of competition law (e.g. State aid), and legal protection with regard to the allocation of limited authorisations and grants. Also the influence of EU law in national practices was discussed. Particular attention was paid to gambling licenses, CO2 emission permits, and radio frequencies. Sir Konrad Schiemann, judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, was among the speakers. The participants of the expert meeting included nearly 60 academics, representatives of member state authorities and private legal practitioners with an interest in the allocation of limited authorisations and grants in various fields of law from different EU member states.