Michael Honoré

Partner


About Michael Honoré

Education
Admission to practice law 2006
Master of Laws (University of Copenhagen) 2001
LLM (Bruges) 2000
Diploma in Business Language (French) 1999

Language
English, French

Michael is a specialist in competition law, state aid law and general EU law.
He regularly represents clients before the authorities and courts at both national and European level.

Michael has considerable international experience, having worked both at the General Court in Luxembourg as référandaire (2002-2005) and at the law firms Liedekerke and Ashurst in Brussels (2001-2002).

For several years Michael has taught competition law, state aid law and EU law enforcement, inter alia, at Copenhagen University and with the Danish Bar Association.

Michael is a frequent contributor to Danish and international law reviews and regularly speaks at international conferences.

Personal ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2017
- Competition/European law

Michael Honoré is considered "very specialised and strong" in his field. He is well reputed for his focus on antitrust, state aid and general EU law. He is an experienced litigator and frequently represents clients before both Danish and European courts.

Europe, Competition/European law

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
- EU and competition

The team includes Jesper Kaltoft and Michael Honoré, who is ‘easy to work with’. 

Legal 500, EU and competition

Engagements

  • Vice chairman and founder, Danish State Aid Law Association
  • Editorial Board Member, European State Aid Law Quarterly, since 2014
  • Danish rapporteur, European State Aid Law Quarterly, since 2008
  • Danish rapporteur, E-competition (www.concurrences.com), since 2010

Publications:

  • Public Activities on Commercial Markets: The Issue of Cross-Subsidisation
    EStAL - European State Aid Law, (11 pages), 2017, Article
  • Public Procurement and SGEIs, main speaker, European State Aid Law Institute, State Aid Conference in Copenhagen
    State Aid Conference in Copenhagen, 2016, Lectures and speeches
  • How to Treat Public Authorities Performing Economic Activities?’, main speaker, European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), State Aid Workshop in Copenhagen
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), State Aid Workshop in Copenhagen, 2016, Lectures and speeches
  • Selectivity, Chapter 4 in ‘EU State Aid Control - Law and Economics’
    Wolters Kluwers, 2017, Book
  • The Rights and Duties of State Aid Beneficiaries (Main speaker)
    State Aid Conference in Paris, 2016, Lectures and speeches
  • EU’s statsstøtteregler – altid huske, aldrig glemme
    1. Edition, Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift , 2016, Article
  • State Aid and Taxation – All Clear?
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), 2015, Article
  • State Aid and Taxation – All Clear?
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), (2 pages), 2015, Article
  • Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid Rules - Chair and main speaker
    King’s College London, State Aid Workshop 11 March, 2015, Lectures and speeches
  • The New Initiative Against Fiscal Aid Distortions - (Main speaker)
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), State Aid Conference in Vienna, 4-5 December, 2014, Lectures and speeches
  • Financing Infrastructure in Compliance with State Aid Rules - (Main speaker)
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), State Aid Conference in Sofia - 28-29 September, 2014, Lectures and speeches
  • Latest Developments in the case-law of the European Courts, Brussels
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), 2013, Lectures and speeches
  • “State Aid and Infrastructure Funding – Any Mysteries Left”, konference, København
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), 2012, Lectures and speeches
  • “State Aid Issues Arising from the Sale of “State Aid Infected” Essential Assets” and “Rescue and Restructuring Aid – Developments in Recent Case-law – the Fagor Brandt Judgment”, workshop
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), 2012, Lectures and speeches
  • ”Statsstøtte – Den offentlige Vinkel”, konference, København
    Bech-Bruun, 2012, Lectures and speeches
  • The Notion of State Aid – Comments on the Land Burgenland Judgment and the recent SGEI Package”, workshop, Bruxelles
    European State Aid Law Institute (EStALI), 2012, Lectures and speeches
  • Report from the Autumn Conference on European State Aid Law 2011
    1. Edition, European State Aid Law Quarterly, (4 pages), 2012, Article
  • ”Selectivity and Taxation”, Statsstøttekonference , Aarhus
    Aarhus Business School / Aarhus Universitet, 2011, Lectures and speeches
  • Effektiv tilbagesøgning af statsstøtte – en kommentar til Kastrup Strandpark-sagen
    Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, (2 pages), 2011, Article
  • Statsstøtte til havneinfrastruktur – konsekvenserne af Kommissionens nye kurs
    Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, (9 pages), 2011, Article
  • Damages in State Aid Cases
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, (21 pages), 2011, Article
  • ”Hvornår er der tale om statsstøtte?” Statsstøttekonference, København
    Bech-Bruun, 2011, Lectures and speeches
  • Normaliseringen af EU's statsstøtteregler udskudt
    Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, (5 pages), 2011, Article
  • EU Karnov - Chapter 5 ("Statshandelsmonopoler") and Chapter 17 ("Stats-støtte")
    Thomson, 2010, Book
  • Damages in State Aid Cases
    European State Aid Quarterly, 2010, Article
  • Enforcement of EU State Aid Law at National Level
    Lexxion, 2010, Book
  • “The Revision of the State aid Broadcasting Communication”, København
    Copenhagen Business School (CBS), 2009, Lectures and speeches
  • Selectivity and Taxation - Reflections in the Light of Case C-487/06 P, British Aggregates As-sociation
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, (10 pages), 2009, Article
  • EU Karnov 2008 - Chapter 7 ("Statshandelsmonopoler"), Chapter 20 ("Statsstøtte"), Chapter 46 ("Domstolens beføjelser") and Chapter 58 ("Unionstraktatens afsluttende bestemmelser")
    Thomson, 2008, Book
  • Annotation of Case T-442/03, SIC versus Commission
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, (11 pages), 2008, Article
  • Tilbagesøgning af ulovlig og forenelig statsstøtte ved de nationale domstole
    Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, (15 pages), 2008, Article
  • The problem of Cross-Subsidisation in Newly Liberalised Sectors
    Published in connection with Proceedings of the 5th Experts' Forum held in Brussels on 21 and 22 May 2007, 2007, Article
  • Labour and Employment Law in the New EU Member and Candidate States, edited by Anders Etgen Reitz - Chapter 1 ("EU Law")
    ABA Publishing, 2007, Book
  • Labour and Employment Law in the New EU Member and Candidate States - Chapter 1 ("EU Law")
    ABA Publishing, 2007, Book
  • The Standing of Third Parties in State Aid Cases
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, (15 pages), 2006, Article
  • Fiscal Policy and State Aid - Recent Developments in the Case Law of the ECJ
    Proceedings of the 3rd Experts' Forum held in Brussels on 26 and 27 May 2005, 2005, Article
  • EU Karnov 2005 - Chapter 7 ("Statshandelsmonopoler"), Chapter 20 ("Statsstøtte"), Chapter 46 ("Domstolens beføjelser") and Chapter 58 ("Unionstraktatens afsluttende bestemmelser").
    Thomson, 2005, Book
  • EF-Patentretten og retssikkerhed
    Lov & Ret, 2003, Article
  • EU Karnov 2003 - Chapter 7 (”Statshandelsmonopoler”), Chapter 46 (”Domstolens beføjelser”) and Chapter 58 (”Unionstraktatens afsluttende bestemmelser”)
    Thomson, 2003, Book
  • Slot Allocation and EC Competition Law – Getting Airport Access Right - The principle of Grandfather Rights – an Insurmountable Barrier to Entry?
    Forlaget Kontrast, 2001, Book
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