Liège University

Sander De Volder

Liège University

Sander De Volder is a Master of Laws graduate (2019, Ghent University, Belgium) who interned in the competition law teams of multiple Brussels-based law firms. Sander is currently pursuing a bilingual (French and English) LL.M. in EU Competition and IP Law at the University of Liège (Belgium).


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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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