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Research interests

Paulina holds a position as a PhD researcher at the Department of Tax Law of the Faculty of Law. In her research, she analyses recent State aid decisions of the European Commission (EC) concerning tax rulings relating to transfer pricing (i.e. rules and methods for pricing transaction and allocating income within corporate groups of undertakings). With reference to European State aid rules, the EC assesses whether methodologies, which were applied to determine a tax base of an undertaking that is part of corporate groups of undertakings, allowed it to lower the total amount of its taxable profits as compared to other undertakings in the same situation. Paulina’s research addresses the accuracy and possible implications of the EC’s approach to evaluate transfer pricing, and its interactions with national laws and the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

Research Output

  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Web publication/site

Mismatches in view of the recent fiscal state aid investigations: Genuine situation or intentional (illegal) arrangements?

Szotek, P. & Alexandra Miladinovic, 14 Aug 2019, New perspectives on fiscal state aid: Legitimacy and effectiveness of fiscal state aid control. De Pietro, C. (ed.). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, p. 55-85 30 p. (EUCOTAX Series on European Taxation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Transfer pricing developments in the European Union

Szotek, P., 23 Aug 2018, Transfer pricing developments around the world 2018 . Lang, M., Storck, A. & Petruzzi, R. (eds.). Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, p. 47-80 33 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Is the EU Council about to confirm the existence of the EU at arm's length principle?

Szotek, P., 6 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteAcademic


  • 1 Talk or presentation

Selective Advantage and the Arm’s Length Tool: A Critical Look at Recent Judgments in the Fiat and Starbucks Cases

Paulina Szotek (Speaker)

28 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic