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Apple Clocks Victory in Tax Fight But More EU Battles Loom

July 15, 2020, 2:00 PM

Apple Inc. clinched an important win in a top European Union court Wednesday, but it’s only the first battle in an onslaught of other regulatory threats facing the iPhone maker in Europe, including antitrust probes and legislation that could force changes to the way it operates in the bloc.

The Cupertino, California-based company won the first round in its challenge against a 2016 decision by the European Commission to slap a 13 billion-euro ($14.9 billion) Irish back-tax bill on the iPhone maker. The commission had argued Ireland gave Apple an illegal tax advantage.

Apple said it was “pleased” with a ...

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