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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

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Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has said he will appeal the European Commission's ruling that his company received an unlawful 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) subsidy when Ireland gave it preferential tax deals and that he was confident the decision would be reversed. But over a dozen lawyers, including three advising companies on appeals, told Reuters it was impossible to predict how EU courts would rule in an area that has not been tested before. State aid cases have up until now centered on targeted tax laws that countries introduce with an obvious aim of ...

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