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22/11/2017

Are EU Institutions becoming the new supra-national tax authorities? Part I – What are the right powers?

Let’s start by taking a look at this statement from the official EU website: “…the EU does not have a direct role in raising taxes or setting tax rates. The amount of tax…
- by Keith O’Donnell

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22/11/2017

Are EU Institutions becoming the new supra-national tax authorities? PART II – Who’s got the powers?

As we saw in Part I of this series, we have to ask ourselves the right questions. Namely, “are EU institutions overstepping the legal bounds?” In this Part II, we explore…
- by Keith O’Donnell

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03/11/2017

The Money Survey: Perception vs Reality for Luxembourg Residents

The Money Survey: Perception vs Reality for Luxembourg Residents Last week we revealed the results of our "Money Survey" where we asked 1000 Luxembourg residents to give us…
- by Keith O’Donnell

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06/02/2017

Protecting “anti-abuse” laws from abuse: The irony of overzealous tax authorities

 A little bit of background     Over the course of the last few years, interest in the field of international taxation has grown steadily. The topic has found its way into…
- by Antoine Dupuis

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21/12/2016

The Santander Autogrill case: The end of round 1

What do a bank and a duty free shopping group have in common? Answer: they both invested abroad.  In itself, hardly noteworthy, but in this case, these 2 Spanish companies…
- by Keith O’Donnell, Oliver R. Hoor

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01/09/2016

The Misuse of EU Rules in the Name of Tax Justice: Comparing Apples to Burgers

The Apple case has shot EU state aid rules into the headlines. It finishes the metamorphosis of State Aid from what was seen as a somewhat dull back-room legal field into a…
- by Keith O’Donnell

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30/06/2016

Unicorns: prized game for investors on the hunt

The popular website Airbnb gives travelers to Paris the possibility to stay a few nights in 40,000 different homes and apartments without a single Haussmanian building or…
- by Christophe Darche

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30/06/2016

The ideal investment platform for a new and hungry market

Earlier this month, Boeing, the American aerospace giant, won a 17 billion dollar contract with Iran. This contact comes after an even more impressive 25 billion dollar deal…
- by Jamal Afakir, Gael Toutain