September 08, 2020

#77 Still The Largest Taxpayer in the World? Apple Avoids Massive Tax Payment to Ireland

Link to Our Curious Amalgam Page: https://podcast.ourcuriousamalgam.com/episode/77-still-largest-taxpayer-world-apple-avoids-massive-tax-payment-ireland/

The European Commission’s EU State aid investigations into the tax ruling practices of EU countries are highly controversial – none more so than its ruling, overturned in court, that Apple pay back multi-billion Euros to Ireland. What is EU State aid law and what are these cases about? Alfonso Lamadrid, Brussels-based lawyer with Garrigues, joins Christina Ma and Matthew Hall to discuss the background to the Apple/Ireland case, the findings in the case, why it was overturned and the implications of this. Listen to this episode to learn more about the critical area of EU State aid law and its application to tax rulings in the EU.

Related Links:

European Commission 2016 press release on Apple/Ireland State aid decision

European Commission 2016 Apple/Ireland State aid decision

European Commission 2020 statement (Commissioner Vestager) on General Court judgment overturning 2016 Apple/Ireland State aid decision

General Court of the European Union 2020 press release on Apple/Ireland judgment

General Court of the European Union 2020 Apple/Ireland judgment

Hosted by:

Christina Ma, Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Matthew Hall, Partner, McGuireWoods London LLP