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Apple appeal against EU tax demand would break new ground

Over dozen lawyers told that it was impossible to predict how EU courts would rule in an area that has not been tested before

Reuters  |  London 

ApplechiefexecutiveofficerTimCookhassaidhewillappealtheEuropeanCommission'srulingthathiscompanyreceivedanunlawful13billioneuro($14.5billion)subsidywhenIrelandgaveitpreferentialtaxdealsandthathewasconfidentthedecisionwouldbereversed. Butoveradozenlawyers,includingthreeadvisingcompaniesonappeals,toldReutersitwasimpossibletopredicthowEUcourtswouldruleinanareathathasnotbeentestedbefore. Stateaidcaseshaveupuntilnowcenteredontargetedtaxlawsthatcountriesintroducewithanobviousaimof ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 22:20 IST
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