ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - NETHERLANDS - INDIVIDUAL AID - REJECTION - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE - TAXES

Formal investigation procedure: The General Court of the European Union holds that the European Commission was entitled to apprehend a measure as individual aid without having to verify, first and foremost, whether that measure was an aid scheme (Nike / Converse)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 14 July 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-648/19 (Nike European Operations Netherlands BV and Others v. European Commission) concerning tax rescripts issued by the Dutch tax authorities for the benefit of Nike and Converse. Taking the view that, at that stage of the procedure, the Commission was entitled to regard a measure as individual aid without having to ascertain, first and foremost, whether that measure might be part of an aid scheme, the Court of First Instance dismissed the action brought by the Netherlands subsidiaries of Nike and Converse against the Commission's decision to open the formal

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Alain Ronzano, Formal investigation procedure: The General Court of the European Union holds that the European Commission was entitled to apprehend a measure as individual aid without having to verify, first and foremost, whether that measure was an aid scheme (Nike / Converse), 14 July 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 101562, www.concurrences.com

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