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Sander De Volder

DLA Piper (Brussels)
Competition Lawyer

Sander De Volder joined DLA Piper in November 2022. He holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University and an LL.M. in EU Competition and IP law from the University of Liège.

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Sander De Volder, Simon Troch The EU General Court clarifies the burden of proof that has to be met by the Commission to demonstrate the existence of an advantage in the context of tax rulings (Starbucks)


On 24 September 2019, the General Court (‘GC’) rendered its first two Judgments assessing under which circumstances EU State aid rules can curtail Member States’ sovereignty to adopt individual tax rulings. In the Starbucks Judgment discussed here, the GC ruled in favour of Starbucks since the (...)

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