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Staff member
Kees van Raad
is Professor of International Tax Law at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), Chairman of the International Tax Center Leiden and Director of the Leiden Adv LLM Program in International Tax Law. After obtaining his law degree from Leiden, and a postgraduate degree from Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA) he worked for several years at International Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. In 1986 he obtained at Leiden University a doctorate in law (dissertation: Nondiscrimination in International Tax Law [Kluwer, 1986]) and was appointed to the newly created chair in International Tax Law at that university. In addition to his teaching, researching, and supervising doctoral dissertations at Leiden University, he serves as a judge at a regional Netherlands tax court, specializing in international cases, and acts as a consultant to Loyens & Loeff, a leading Dutch (tax) law firm.
In addition to his Leiden chair, he holds professorial appointments at the New York University Law School (USA) as a member of its Global Law Faculty and at Peking University Law School (China) as a permanent Visiting Professor.
Apart from writings on tax theory and policy, and on corporate tax law, Kees van Raad has written extensively on subjects of international tax law: books, chapters for various loose-leaf editions, many articles in legal periodicals and a report on international tax nondiscrimination for which he was awarded in 1982 the Netherlands Biannual Award for Publications on Taxation. Currently, Kees van Raad is Chairman of the Board of the Association of European Tax n. Further, he serves as a Contributing Editor of Intertax (International Tax Review) and as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Series on International Taxation (Kluwer Law International) and of various Dutch and foreign tax periodicals. He speaks frequently at international conferences, seminars and symposiums.
Kees van Raad has been a visiting professor at various foreign law and business schools: University of Florida, USA (1982, 1997, 2003), Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden (1987), University of London, UK (1990), Emory University, USA (1991), New York University, USA (1992, 2002, 2004, 2006), Bocconi University, Italy (1993, 1994, 2002), University of California (Hastings College of the Law (1996, 2008)), the Free University of Brussels (1997), University of Sydney (1998, 2005, 2010), Xiamen University, China (2004) and Peking University (PKU) Law School, China (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011) and the Tax Academy of Singapore (annually from 2010 on).

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Fundamentals of International Tax Law, Tax Treaties

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