The European Commission intensified investigations into illegal state aid as companies in the EU are receiving more government support in the current economic climate. This presents MNEs with some new challenges.
There are potentially a number of challenges for MNEs to consider, for instance: how do you respond to an auditor if asked whether your group is exposed to state aid risks? Do you need to take measures to identify, quantify, control or reduce risks from previous years? If a state aid risk exists, what must be disclosed in your financial statements?
We help you manage state aid challenges
When deciding how best to manage state aid risks, you will need in-depth expertise and hands-on experience. We provide just that. We can provide you with fully-integrated, tailor-made and practical advice. When advising you on tax-related and other state aid matters – which often also involve transfer pricing issues – we pull together the expertise of our highly experienced competition law experts and transfer pricing specialists.
Representation in court
We represent clients before both national and EU courts in relation to state aid matters. Our experience includes landmark cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. We help you get through the process in the best way possible.
Natalie ReypensPartner Attorney at Law
Natalie Reypens, attorney at law, is a member of the Loyens & Loeff International Tax Services Practice Group and heads the Belgian Transfer Pricing Team. She is a partner in our Brussels office. She focuses on corporate and international tax law.T: +32 2 743 43 37 E: [email protected]