Legal News

Expert Legal Team Created to Investigate Apple Case in Ireland
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

image

An international legal team has been assembled by Ireland’s Department of Finance to fight the State’s following the European Commission’s decision to begin a formal investigation into the corporate tax issues in the country regarding Apple, according to The Irish Times.

A senior UK barrister, from Queen’s Counsel, has been hired by the Department to advise the government. A senior counsel from Ireland and a junior counsel have also been hired. The Department would not identify the UK expert hired to the team.

  
What
Where


The Netherlands and Luxembourg will be investigated for tax rulings that they offered to Starbucks and Fiat.

Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said, “We are starting our work based on the information we receive and we will continue to request information as regards political cases.”

When Almunia was asked about Google, he said, “This is the beginning not the end of our work regarding how to enforce state aid rules, regarding the way tax systems are being used in particular with multinationals so I don’t exclude anything.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




In a statement released by the Department of Finance yesterday, Ireland is “confident that there is no state aid rule breach in this case and we will defend all aspects vigorously.”

If the commission ruled against the State, it said Ireland would fight the ruling in the European Court of Justice.



Being investigated by the commission will be tax rulings sent to Apple subsidiaries in Ireland. Those include Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe.

Almunia said, “We have serious doubts about the compatibility of these three particular decisions with the EU treaty rules on state aid.[..] It is well known that some multi-nationals are using tax planning strategies to reduce their global tax burden.”



 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Real Estate Transactional Attorney with 4-12 years of leasing experience

USA-CA-Orange

Irvine office of our client seeks real estate transactional attorney with 4-12 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

Complex Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years of arbitration experience

USA-FL-Miami

Miami office of our client seeks complex litigation attorney with 3-5 years of law firm experience i...

Apply Now

Senior Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Irvine

Irvine office is seeking a business and commercial litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience. ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Trademark & Business Law Associate | Burlington, Vermont

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM) is seeking an Associate attorney with 1-3 years of trademark and tra...

Apply now

Patent Assistant (Patent Prosecution)

USA-DC-Washington

We have an immediate opening for a Patent Assistant to join our team!  The Patent Assistant pro...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Secretary

USA-CA-Solana Beach

Job Description and Qualifications : Paralegal / Legal Secretary - Duties will include preparat...

Apply now

Legal Secretary / Paralegal

USA-NY-Pearl River

Busy fast paced Rockland County Matrimonial firm seeking full time experienced family law paralegal ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top