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Engie latest to contest EU tax claw-back order at September General Court hearing

By Nicholas Hirst and Michael Acton
  • 05 Aug 2020 10:32
  • 05 Aug 2020 10:32

French utility Engie will appear at the EU’s General Court on Sept. 15 to challenge a decision ordering it to pay 120 million euros ($143 million) in back-taxes to Luxembourg, MLex has learned, keeping attention on the bloc's approach to tax rulings after it suffered a major court defeat to Apple

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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.

Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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