Sander De Volder

CMS (Brussels)
Associate at CMS Belgium

Sander De Volder holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University and an LL.M. in EU Competition and IP law from the University of Liège. As an Associate in the Brussels office of the international law firm CMS, he focuses on all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, antitrust matters and State aid.

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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
CMS Cameron McKenna (Sofia)
CMS Cameron McKenna (Prague)
CMS (London)


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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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