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Amazon defends brand and IP value in court appeal of EU's Luxembourg tax decision

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 05 Mar 2020 06:46
  • 05 Mar 2020 07:15 today outlined arguments to EU judges over why they should overturn a European Commission state-aid decision that ordered Luxembourg to claw back eight years' worth of unpaid taxes from the US e-commerce giant.
In its opening pleadings, the online retailer underlined the value of the brand and technology and

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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