Judicial Review of the State Aid Decisions on Advance Tax Rulings: A Last Resort to Safeguard the Rule of Law

In this article, the author provides a critical examination of various decisions addressing whether advance tax rulings on intra-group transfer pricing policies granted to multinational enterprises are illegal State aid under articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Further, the author looks at whether the aid recovery process in these cases could be deemed to be contrary to the EU principles of legal certainty and the protection of legitimate expectations.