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State Aid and Tax - Two landmark rulings from the General Court

Date: 9th October 2019

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: Fondation Universitaire, rue d’Egmont 11, BRUSSELS


Event Details

On September 24 the General Court announced the decisions on the appeals brought by the Netherlands and Luxembourg governments regarding the Commission's decisions on Starbucks and Fiat.

The cases raise a number of important issues such as:

  • Is there a European Arm's Length Principle, distinct from the ALP in the OECD guidelines and national tax law, that is directly applicable under the state aid rules?
  • What degree of discretion remains for Member States in making Advanced Pricing Agreements?
  • Do these decisions have implications for other cases such as Apple

The CLF previously organised on 26th March 2014 a seminar "State Aid, Tax and the Notion of Selective Advantage".

Event convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law and Director, Competition Law Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

Join the conversation @BIICL #stateaidandtaxrulings


Massimo Merola, Partner, BonelliErede


  • Juan Rodriguez, Partner,  Sullivan and Cromwell
  • Steven Verschuur, Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • David Evans, Associate Partner, EY International
  • Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum


Pricing & Registration

This event is free to attend, however advance registration is required.


Organised in partnership with Fipra International

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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