London Partner Robert Bell authored an article in the September edition of Governance + Compliance on the impact of the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted Apple illegal state aid amounting to €13 billion as a result of selective tax treatment. “It is not the first time the Commission has used its state aid powers to act against an EU country’s alleged favourable taxation treatment towards multinational companies,” Bell wrote. “However, the sheer size of the repayment ordered in this case, the potential consequences for Ireland’s low business taxation economy and the political tension with the US Government has placed the Apple decision in a league of its own.” Click here to read the full article, which was first published in Governance + Compliance.