Sean Heather

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Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs

Sean Heather is Senior Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs.

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Competition Enforcement: The EU’s Current State of Mind

The greatest difference between the U.S. and EU approaches lies with the philosophy that underpins the function of competition enforcement.

EU Certainties - Death, Taxes and Competition Enforcement

Benjamin Franklin once said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But those following Brussels policy debates know of a third uniquely European certainty — the unbridled power of EU competition enforcement.

As foreseen, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday announced that tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg and the Netherlands are in violation of EU State aid laws.