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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.

Courses: Adv. LLM papersFundamentals of International Tax LawTax Treaties

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Howard Abrams

Professor of Law at Emory Law School in Atlanta, GA, is a partnership tax specialist, receiving his B.A. from the University of California (Irvine) and his J.D. from Harvard University. He has written four books, the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on Disregarded Entities, and more than thirty articles on taxation. Professor Abrams has been at Emory University since 1983, spent the 1999-2000 academic year with the national office of Deloitte as the Director of Real Estate Tax Knowledge, and from January of 2003 through August of 2004 was of counsel to Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC. He teaches regularly at the University of Georgia and at Leiden University in the Netherlands and is a member of the American Law Institute and the DC Bar. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Professor Abrams was a law clerk to Chief Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., of the United States Tax Court and practiced in Los Angeles with the firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Professor Abrams has taught as a Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School and Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley).

Course: US Domestic Tax Law (USCorp + US Indiv) - elective

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Marco Adda

Mr. Adda is an Associate at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo since 2010. He advises multinational enterprises on direct taxation and international tax law, with emphasis on transfer pricing. With particular reference to transfer pricing, he has been actively involved in several projects concerning transfer pricing documentation, MAP/APAs procedures and tax litigations.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Joseph Andrus

Mr. Andrus is the Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit at the OECD. In that role he is responsible for the work of the OECD on transfer pricing matters. He serves as the Secretariat to Working Party 6, the OECD Working Party responsible for development of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines and other OECD transfer pricing work. Currently he is responsible for leading the OECD work projects on transfer pricing aspects of intangibles and on administrative simplification of transfer pricing matters.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Paolo Arginelli

Dr. Paolo Arginelli is adjunct Professor of Corporate tax law and Transnational law at the Catholic University (Italy) and scientific associate at the Tax Law Centre of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. He practices as tax advisor in both Switzerland and Italy.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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John F. Avery Jones CBE

Graduated from Cambridge University. Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in the UK. He was President of the British Branch of the IFA, as well as a member and Vice-president of the IFA Committee, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation) in Amsterdam. Retired Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Consulting editor of the journal "British Tax Review".

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Tax Treaties

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Paolo Valerio Barbantini

Degree in Economics from Rome University in 1995 and a Master degree in International Taxation in 1996. Paolo Valerio Barbantini is a Senior Advisor at at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and he is the Coordinator of BEPS and Developing Countries engagement. He served until 2015 the Italian Revenue Agency as Director of the Large Business Division and between 2004 and 2009 as head of the Italian APA program (International Tax Ruling Office). He is member of the IFA Permanent Scientific and lecturer in several conferences and courses around the world. He was also member of the Italian delegation at the OECD Working Group 6 on transfer pricing and has been actively involved in the WP6 special sessions on transfer pricing aspects of business restructuring.

Course: Transfer Pricing

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Jaap Bellingwout

Professor of tax law at the Free University (‘VU’) in Amsterdam. Expert in international and European taxation with KPMG Meijburg & Co, where he advices MNE's, and assists the Aruban government on income tax reforms and international fiscal diplomatic affairs (a.o. OECD). Author of a book about company migration and of many articles on corporate and international and European taxation, including the tax issues related to the Societas Europaea.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Tanja Bender

Law degree from Leiden University (1987). Doctorate in law (Leiden, 2000); dissertation on the Dutch exemption method for the avoidance of international juridical double taxation. In 2001 she was appointed professor of International tax at Leiden University (since 2005 part-time).

Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (since 2005). Board Member of the International Tax Center Leiden.

Course: Fundamentals of International Tax Law

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Jeroen Bijl

Jeroen Bijl is currently leading the Indirect Tax team in PwC Netherlands's Tax Knowledge Centre. He is PwC Netherlands' Indirect Taxes Business Development leader, and the Dutch representative in PwC's Global Indirect Taxes Business Development Team. Jeroen is responsible for PwC's internal and external newsletters and other sources of information regarding indirect taxes. He is also responsible for PwC Netherlands’ internal VAT training, with over 15 years' experience in the field of VAT. He holds a degree in law (major in tax) and is a PhD fellow at Tilburg University, writing his thesis about VAT (The VAT treatment of promitional activities).

Courses: Value-Added Tax Law - elective courseAdv LLM papers

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Ted Braakman

Ted Braakman (1955), has been a member of the Indirect Tax group of Ernst & Young for almost 25 years. He was leader of the EMEIA Indirect Tax Financial Services Group until 2011. He advised large multinational financial institutions on complex VAT matters in banking, insurance and asset management.

Courses: Value-Added Tax Law - elective course, Adv LLM papers

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Ronald van den Brekel 

Ronald van den Brekel is a tax partner at Ernst & Young, Rotterdam. He is working in transfer pricing and tax effective supply chain management (TESCM). From 2004 until 2009 he has been Chair of the Dutch Tax Administration´s Transfer Pricing coordination group since 2004. Mr. Van den Brekel obtained a master´s degree in Fiscal Economics at the University of Tilburg as well as a postgraduate degree in Accountancy (University of Rotterdam) and in IT-auditing (Free University, Amsterdam).

Courses: Transfer Pricing, Adv LLM papers

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Tim Brierley

Global tax director at SABIC, a leading chemicals company. Formerly, international tax counsel & tax director of a GE Capital business and member of GE’s global transfer pricing council; international tax partner at Deloitte in Amsterdam, specializing in transfer pricing and enterprise model re-structuring. Was Deloitte’s global lead tax partner on aviation taxation; global tax director of a NYSE-listed Dutch multinational.

Courses: Transfer Pricing, Adv LLM papers

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Francisco Cabral Matos

Francisco Cabral Matos is a lawyer with Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) since 2007. He is an associate of the Tax practice where he has been actively involved cross-border transactions concerning corporate restructuring, banking and finance, international tax planning and tax litigation. Before joining the VdA he worked at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union (2007).

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Value-Added Tax Law - elective course

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Marc J.L. van Campen

Marc van Campen started his career at Denton Hall Solicitors London in 1992. He moved to Houthoff Advocaten Amsterdam in 1994, where he focused on structuring venture capital investments through the Netherlands. From 1997 to the beginning of 2012, Marc practiced at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam, where he was appointed Partner in 2001. He started Baker Amsterdam’s International Private Equity Group in the beginning of 2007, a group fully devoted to private equity and fund structuring. As of 1 February 2012 Marc is one of the Partners at Van Campen Liem, where he continues to specialize in cross-border private equity investments and in legal and tax aspects of pan-European fund structuring. His projects include structuring the investments of private equity funds as well as advising fund managers on the optimization of their remuneration packages. He has a strong track record in the emerging markets, notably in the CEE, CIS and Turkey.

Course:Corporate international tax planning

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Thomas Colombo

Mr. Colombo is member of Valdani Vicari & Associati’s Board of Directors since 2010. He acts as organizer of and participant in both national and international meetings and conferences on Transfer Pricing. Mr. Colombo is involved, mostly as project manager, in several projects related to Transfer Pricing: assessment and evaluation of existing transfer pricing policies; design and implementation of new policies; management of APAs and MAPs.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Giammarco Cottani

Dr. Giammarco Cottani is partner of Ludovici & Partners since September 2015. He coordinates the transfer pricing practice, with regard to both prevention and resolution of domestic and international disputes and the assistance in complex audits of large multinational enterprise groups.

From 2011 to July 2015 he held the role of International Tax Adviser to the Central Assessment Commissioner of Italy Revenue Agency. His areas of expertise related to the handling of Mutual Agreement Procedures (“MAPs”) in co-operation with the Ministry of Finance and the audits of MNEs and SMEs, where he gained a specific expertise in dealing with international tax issues in general, and transfer pricing in particular. 

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Transfer Pricing

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Katalin Csikos

Katalin Csikós is an in-house tax manager focusing on transfer pricing. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing transfer pricing systems for a multinational active in the biofuel industry. Katalin, as part of the international tax team, is engaged in activities involving tax planning, and corporate restructurings as well.

Course: Transfer Pricing

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 Harmen van Dam

Law degree (Leiden, 1991); 1991-1993, associate Loyens & Volkmaars (Amsterdam). LL.M. in Taxation (New York University School of Law, 1996). 1993-1998, Unilever N.V. tax department. From 1998, tax lawyer at Loyens & Loeff, partner since 2001 heading the Transfer Pricing Team at its Rotterdam office.

Course: Corporate international tax planning

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Marcello Distaso

Marcello started his career as a tax lawyer at Fantozzi & Associati, Rome. In 1997, he joined Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, Milan office. Joining Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam in 2000, he became a partner in 2006, where he was co-leading the International Private Equity Group and head of the European Tax Transaction Group. As of April 2012 he is one of the Partners at Van Campen Liem where his main fields of expertise include international tax planning, mainly related to the structuring of VC and PE deals, joint ventures and M&A transactions. Marcello has also developed a particular expertise in structuring investment funds (such as venture capital, private equity, real estate funds, renewables funds and hedge funds) and he is also involved in emerging markets work, notably in the CEE, Russia/CIS, Middle East, China and Brazil.

Course: Corporate international tax planning

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Sjoerd Douma

Professor of International & EU Tax Law at Leiden University. Deputy Director of the International Tax Center Leiden. Degrees in tax law, criminal law and civil procedural law (Leiden, 1998 and 2003). PhD (Leiden, 2011). Senior manager at PwC. Substitute judge of the District Court of Noord-Holland and the Court of Appeals of Arnhem-Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Author and co-author of numerous publications on national, international and European tax law. Member of the permanent committee of contributors to leading Dutch and international tax journals.

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Basics of EU Tax Law

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Ana Paula Dourado

Ana Paula Dourado is Associate Professor of Tax Law and International and European Tax Law at the University of Lisbon (with tenure). She has been acting as an expert at the legal department of the IMF and has drafted and negotiated the tax reforms in Portuguese-speaking countries since 2003.

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Adv LLM papers

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Frank A. Engelen

Law degree (1996, Erasmus University Rotterdam). Doctorate (2004, Erasmus University Rotterdam), dissertation: ‘Interpretation of Tax Treaties under International Law’ (IBFD, 2005). Professor of International Tax Law (2005, Leiden University). Board Member of the International Tax Center Leiden (2005). Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rotterdam (2003).

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Tax Treaties, Basics of EU Tax Law

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Massimo Fabio

Massimo Fabio, international tax lawyer, is partner in KPMG Italy, tax & legal. Attorney at law and chartered accountant, he is the Italian leader of the International Trade and Customs practice and is experienced in international trade and customs planning, particularly as far as indirect EU harmonized taxation is concerned. He also acts as an attorney before the tax and criminal courts. He is a regular speaker at IBFD tax conferences and seminars, and a lecturer in postgraduate classes for Italian Universities.

Courses: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course, Customs Duties & Excise Taxes

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Renata Fontana

Born in 1977. Graduated from the Law School of University of São Paulo (2000). Post-graduate degree in tax law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2004). LLM (Adv.) degree in International Tax Law at Leiden University (2005). During 1999-2004, tax advisor with the tax practice group of Levy & Salomão Advogados (Brazil). In 2006, she joined Loyens & Loeff on a part-time basis. Teaching Assistant, Leiden LLM (Adv.) Program in International Tax Law (2005-2006). Academic Coordinator of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law and Assistant Director of the International Tax Center Leiden (2006-2010). Tax policy analyst at the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD (since June 2010).

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Pim Fris 

Mr. Fris is a Special consultant in NERA's global transfer pricing practice. He is a leader of the firm's European transfer pricing services and operates from Paris and London. Mr Fris is a frequent lecturer and has published extensively in the area of transfer pricing, tax and economics. Mr Fris completed his degree in economics at Groningen University in the Netherlands specializing in tax and transfer pricing for multinational enterprises.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Malcolm J. Gammie QC

Barrister. Law Degree (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 1972). Former tax partner at Linklaters (1987-1997). Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Research Director for the IFS' Tax Law Review Committee. Past Chairman and Secretary of the IFS' Executive Committee. Chairman Task Force on EC Taxation, Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels 1999-2005). Member Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and Vice-Chairman IFA's UK Branch. Member Inland Revenue's Tax Law Rewrite Consultative Committee. 1998 Unilever Professor of International Business Law, Leiden University. Founding Editor of British Tax Library's Land Taxation. Present, visiting professor at Sydney and Melbourne Universities Law Faculties.

Courses: Tax Treaties, Basics of EU Tax Law

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Julian Ghosh QC

Law degree from Edinburgh (LLB), LLM (London), Oxford (DPhil). Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn (since 1993) and practicing at Pump Court Tax Chambers (since 1994). Co-author (with T.L. Johnson) of ‘Taxation of Loan Relationships, Financial Investments and Foreign Exchange’ (Butterworths, 1998). Member of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, advising on Scots law.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Monica Gianni 

Monica Gianni is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. She was previously a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle, Washington, and is now associated with the firm as of counsel. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington Graduate Tax Program in Seattle, Washington, teaching international tax and corporate tax since 1997, and has also taught at Munster University and Seattle University.

Course: US International Tax Law

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Jan de Goede

Jan de Goede is Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management reporting to the CEO of IBFD. He previously held several management positions at IBFD, lastly the position of Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre. Besides his responsibilities for tax knowledge management, he also performs many academic, teaching and government consultancy activities. He is the IBFD observer at the meetings of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and also acts as the IBFD liaison officer for matters relating to the UN, the OECD and the ICC, and is a member of a Committee reporting to the Amsterdam Economic Board.

Course: Tax Treaties

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Sébastien Gonnet

Mr. Gonnet is Vice President in NERA's Global Transfer Pricing Practice. Based in Paris, he specializes in the areas of transfer pricing, intellectual property, and valuation. He has authored a number of publications on the economics of transfer pricing. and he is a frequent speaker at transfer pricing, intellectual property, and valuation conferences and training workshops, and has presented to tax authorities in France, Europe, and China.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Stefano Grilli

Graduated in economics at Bocconi University (Milan, 1994). LLM in International Taxation (Leiden, 2003). Ph.D. in Public and Tax Law in the European Dimension at the University of Bergamo, Counsel at Studio Legale Gianni, Origoni, Grippo Cappelli & Partners. Lecturer in domestic and international taxation at various Italian courses that of including Bocconi University (Milan).

Courses: Tax Treaties, Basics of EU Tax Law

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Peter A. Harris

Peter A. Harris is a solicitor whose primary academic interest is in tax law. He is a Reader at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and a Tutor, Director of Studies and Fellow of Churchill College.

Course: Fundamentals of International Tax Law

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Luc Hautvast

Mr. Hautvast is a tax inspector, working for the Dutch Tax Authorities, specialised in transfer pricing. Working from the DTA office in Maastricht, in his capacity of member of the nationwide operating coordination group on transfer pricing, Mr. Hautvast is responsible for coordination of transfer pricing issues in the south east region of the Netherlands. Luc is part time teacher at Maastricht University, teaching a course on international tax planning and transfer pricing. Luc studied Dutch Civil Law at Maastricht University and Tax Law at Tilburg University.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Mariken van Hilten

Mariken van Hilten studied tax law at Leyden University (1983-1987) and obtained her Phd. in 1992 on the subject of Financial transactions in European VAT. She worked as a VAT and Customs consultant with (what currently is) PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG Meijburg, and was professor of indirect taxes at Leiden University (1997-2002). In 1998 she left tax consultancy and joined the Court of Appeal, first in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and later in Amsterdam, where she was an appellate judge. In 2007 she was appointed Advocate-General in the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (the Dutch Supreme Court). Since 2009 she is also professor of indirect taxation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She had published extensively – mostly in Dutch – on VAT and customs law and is (co-)editor of the tax magazine Vakstudie Nieuws.

Course: Value-Added Tax Law - elective course

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Danny Houben

Danny Houben is Global Transfer Pricing Manager with Shell International BV. In this role he leads a global team of transfer pricing advisers involved in the arm’s length operation of their global cost sharing systems and in transfer pricing advice for the upstream and downstream business models. He is also involved in providing strategic direction for the Shell Group of companies regarding audit defence and advance pricing agreements.

Course: Transfer Pricing

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Scott Levine 

Professor Scott Levine is a tax partner in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm of Jones Day. Mr. Levine advises on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and other divestitures, restructurings, financings, and joint ventures. Mr. Levine has also negotiated private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service in the corporate, financial instruments, and energy credit tax areas. He has advised on the tax aspects of structuring cross-border acquisitions and financial instruments.

Course: US Domestic Tax Law (USCorp + US Indiv) - elective

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Lawrence Lokken

Law degree from University of Minnesota (1967). Professor and Eminent Scholar in Taxation at the University of Florida (since 1994). Professor at New York University (1980–93). Visiting professor at several prominent universities worldwide, including University of Minnesota (1973–74), Duke University (1988), Münster University, Germany (1999–2009), Rand Afrikaans University (2001), Warsaw University, Poland (2000, 2002, 2008), Southern Methodist University (2003), and Northwestern University (2004–2005).

Courses: US International Tax Law, US Domestic Tax Law (USCorp + US Indiv) - elective

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Raymond Luja

Graduated in fiscal economics at Maastricht University (1998) and Law (Open University, 2001). Doctorate (Maastricht, 2003). Professor of Comparative Tax Law at Maastricht University (since 2006). Part-time tax consultant and fiscal state aid specialist at Loyens & Loeff N.V. in Amsterdam (since 2001).

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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William H. Lyons

Graduated from Boston College Law School (Newton, Mass., 1973). Professor (University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1981-1999), Richard H. Larson Professor of Tax Law (University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1999-present). Professor-in-Residence in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (Washington, D.C., 1987-1988). Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel, Managing Editor, The Tax Lawyer (Section of Taxation, American Bar Association).

Course: US Domestic Tax Law (USCorp + US Indiv) - elective

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Timothy Lyons QC

PhD (London). CTA (Fellow). Barrister of Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and King’s Inns (Dublin). Author of ‘EC Customs Law’ (Oxford University Press, 2001). Editor of IBFD’s The International Guide to the Taxation of Trusts. Assistant Editor of European Law section of the British Tax Review. Founder, and Consultant Editor, of the EC Tax Journal. Member of the committee of STEP’s Cross Border Group.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Guglielmo Maisto

Guglielmo Maisto is a Professor of International Tax Law at the Catholic University of Piacenza; he has acted as a consultant to the Ministry for European Community Affairs and is the Chairman of the delegated Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam. 

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Paulus Merks

Paulus Merks is graduated in tax law at the University of Amsterdam (1994). LL.M. in US taxation from the University of San Francisco (2002). Paulus is author and co-author of books and articles on international tax law and a regular speaker at international tax conferences both in Europe and the United States. In addition Paulus lectures at the Dutch Ministry of Finance (Academie voor wetgeving) and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). Paulus is an international tax partner with DLA Piper LLP, based in Amsterdam and currently on assignment in the DLA Piper New York office.

Course: Corporate international tax planning

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Danny Oosterhoff

Mr. Oosterhoff is a partner with Ernst & Young, responsible for the transfer pricing group in Amsterdam. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing planning, in particular with regard to the design, optimization and implementation of transfer pricing systems that align business and tax objectives. He is a frequent contributor to Dutch and international professional journals on a variety of transfer pricing matters and regularly speaks at forums and events

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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René van der Paardt

René N.G. van der Paardt (1952), tax lawyer, is part-time professor in indirect taxes at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is also of counsel at Loyens & Loeff N.V. and former member of the practice group VAT, Customs and International Trade. He is specially involved in VAT litigation and advising pension funds, property funds and developers, municipalities and housing corporations. René also lectures at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate. He is a member of the IFA, the European VAT Club and the Association of Real Estate Advisors and has written many articles on VAT and real estate transfer tax.

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Value-Added Tax Law - elective course, Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Trudy Perié 

Trudy Perié (1962), tax adviser, is a member of the VAT, customs and international trade practice group of Loyens & Loeff N.V. She specialises in VAT, customs and excise duties, and is involved in real estate transactions, international trade, the finance sector (securitisations, holdings, investment funds), as well as the energy sector. She also focuses on healthcare-related work.

Course: Value-Added Tax Law - elective course

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Mario Petriccione

Mario Petriccione is a Director in the International Corporate Tax Group of KPMG in London. He joined the KPMG London office in 1980 after completing his education in Naples, Italy, and then Cambridge, UK. He has worked full time for many years on cross-border tax planning for multinationals and has extensive knowledge and practical experience of the tax systems of many countries in Europe and elsewhere. As well as working with UK multinationals to structure outbound investment from the UK, Mr Petriccione has assisted many non-European multinationals to structure their European operations. These include, among others, US, Canadian, Australian and Hong Kong SAR groups. He has also assisted several non-European groups in M&A transactions in Europe.

Course: Corporate international tax planning

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Giandomenico Petronella

Mr. Petronella is an Associate Partner of Valdani Vicari & Associati. He is in charge of the Expert Opinion business unit. He is involved as project manager of several projects related to evaluations of companies and intangible assets, commercial litigations, and to Transfer Pricing such as assessment and evaluation of existing transfer pricing policies; design and implementation of new policies; management of APAs and MAPs.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Hans Pijl

Hans Pijl. Linguistics (MA) and law (LLM) degree from Leiden University. Independent tax lawyer and of counsel to Deloitte. Former partner at Andersen and Deloitte. Part-time judge in the Hague Tax Court of Appeals. Lecturing international tax law at IBFD and the universities of Lausanne, Leiden and Vienna. Member of the editorial board of Dutch series on international taxation. Formerly non-governmental expert in the United Nations sub-Group of Experts for the definition of the PE-Article. Regular speaker and author on international tax law.

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Tax Treaties

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Alfonso Rivolta

Laurea magistrale (combined B.A. and M.Sc.) (Hons.) in Law and Business Administration (Bocconi University, 2004). Post-graduate M.Sc. in Corporate Tax Law (Bocconi University, 2006). Adv. LL.M. (Hons., IBFD Award and Malcolm Gammie Award for the best paper) in International Tax Law (ITC Leiden, 2009).

Director at UBS AG Switzerland, where he works in the Wealth Planning division leading the Italy Clients & Products Tax Services team. Previously associate at leading Italian tax and law firms in Milan (since 2005).

Courses: International Estate and Trust Taxation, Basics of EU Tax Law

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Raffaele Russo

Law degree from University Federico II (Naples). LLM in International Taxation (Leiden, 2002). Tax Treaty Advisor at OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (since 2007). Author of several articles on international tax matters and editor of the book ‘The Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments: The taxation of intracompany dealings in 2005’. Junior Fellow of the International Tax Center Leiden.

Courses: Tax Treaties, Basics of EU Tax Law, Corporate international tax planning, Adv LLM papers

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Antonio Russo

Antonio Russo has a M.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan, 1997). Certified Public Accountant and Certified Auditor (Dottore Commercialista e Revisore Ufficiale dei Conti), Universitá dell’Insubria (Varese, Italy, A.Y. 2001). Executive MBA (Hons.) in International Management from the University of Edinburgh Management School and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées School of International Management, Paris (2003). LL.M. (Hons.) in International Tax Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (2004). Tax advisor, member of Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs.

Courses: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course, Transfer Pricing

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Alexandar Rust

Born in 1973. He studied law with a specialization in tax law in Freiburg (Breisgau), Geneva and Munich. During his Referendariat (legal traineeship) he worked as an assistant judge and as a public prosecutor at the High Court of Munich, as a law clerk at the Ministry of Finance and as a tax advisor in private practice. In 2001 he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Munich, in 2008/2009 he worked as Acting Assistant Professor at New York University. Since 2010 he is associate professor for tax law at the University of Luxembourg. His PhD thesis on the compatibility of CFC legislation with tax treaty and EC law won the European Academic Tax Thesis Award. Alexander Rust is specialized in international tax law as well as European tax law.

Course: Tax Treaties

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Eric D. Ryan

Eric D. Ryan concentrates in international tax planning, transfer pricing, post merger integration of legal entities and operations and tax controversy. He has over 25 years of experience, both as a tax partner advisor and an internal corporate tax director, on key international tax structuring issues. His clients are primarily in the high technology industry, including software, hardware, semiconductors and life sciences companies.

Course: Transfer Pricing

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Dhaval J. Sanghavi

Master of Commerce (University of Mumbai, 2004), Chartered Accountant (India, 2004), LL.M. in International Tax (Leiden University, 2005). Joined Jitendra Sanghavi & Co. in 2008 (partner since 2010) with a focus on international tax and regulatory services for Indian and foreign clients in respect to inbound/outbound investments, JVs, M&A and transaction advisory services. Lecturer at ITC Leiden and University of Minho (Portugal). Speaker at international tax seminars in India, contributor to international tax books/journals and committee member of IFA India-Western Chapter and other international tax associations in India.

Courses: Corporate international tax planning, Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Jacques Sasseville

Degrees in law and accounting (including Master's degrees in both law and taxation). Former professor in the Department of Accounting, University of Quebec (Montreal). Head of the Tax Treaty Unit of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD.

Course: Tax Treaties

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Francesco Scandone

Mr. Scandone is an Associate at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo since 2008. He has lectured in Taxation and International Taxation for many years at several universities and master programmes, at the most renowned international tax and law conferences. With particular reference to transfer pricing, he has been actively involved in several projects concerning transfer pricing documentation, MAP/APAs procedures and tax litigations.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Jonathan Schwarz

Jonathan Schwarz BA, LLB (Witwatersrand), LLM (UC Berkeley), FTII is an English Barrister at Temple Tax Chambers in London and is also a South African Advocate and a Canadian Barrister. His practice focuses on international tax disputes as counsel and as an expert and advises on solving cross-border tax problems.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Bruno da Silva
Teaching Associate

Bruno works at Loyens & Loeff European Direct Tax Law team and he is a trainee research assistant at the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) where he has been lecturing some courses and seminars on European and International Tax issues. He is also a Tax Treaty advisor for the Macao SAR (PR of China) He is currently pursuing a PhD in European Tax Law at UvA.

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Adv LLM papers

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Stefano Simontacchi

Stefano Simontacchi is a partner in the Milan office and is a member of the firm’s Partners Executive Committee. He focuses on tax law, with particular emphasis on legal opinions, real estate transactions, real estate and equity funds, private equity, M&A and reorganisations, transfer pricing, and fiscal planning.

Courses: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course, Adv LLM papers, Fundamentals of International Tax Law, Tax Treaties

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Richard Slimmen

Law degree from University of Tilburg (The Netherlands). Former tax inspector with the Dutch tax administration and Senior advisor at the International Tax Policy & Legislation Directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Worked 4 years for a Big 4 firm in their Transfer Pricing practice. Currently Senior Partner at Quantera Global. Frequent speaker on seminars on transfer pricing (including courses organised by the OECD, IBFD and KPMG).

Courses: Transfer Pricing, Adv LLM papers

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Frans Sonneveldt

Tax partner in the firm Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman in the Netherlands (since 1996) and professor at Leiden University.

Course: International Estate and Trust Taxation

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Christoph Spengel

Christoph Spengel, born 1964 in Heidelberg, is a Professor for International Taxation at the University of Mannheim. He studied Business Economics in Mannheim (Dipl.-Kfm. 1990, Dr. rer. pol. 1995, Dr. rer. pol. habil. 2002 (all at Mannheim). Prior to Mannheim, he has received appointments to the Universities of Hamburg (2002) and Gießen (2003). Furthermore, Christoph is an elected member of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Research Associate at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Center for Business Taxation, Saïd Business School, and Academic Director of the Mannheim Master of Accounting & Taxation at the Mannheim Business School.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Eelco van der Stok

Law degree from Leiden University (1992), and LL.M programme on Emory University, Atlanta. Loyens & Volkmaars (1994-1998). Partner Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (1999- ). Editor of Taxation of Derivatives and Financial Instruments and a regular contributor to international publications. Listed in The European Legal 500 and the International Tax Review survey as ‘leading individual’.

Course: Tax Treaties

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Laurent Sykes QC

Laurent Sykes QC has a wide ranging practice which includes business tax, employment tax and private client matters, in both the advisory and litigation contexts. He advises on business taxation at both the company and shareholder level, including on VAT, stamp taxes, customs duties, the tax treatment of Islamic finance and international tax (including EU law). He has a special interest in the interplay between tax and accounting, and in the taxation of partnerships. On the employment side he advises on remuneration planning, status disputes and PAYE matters. His private client practice is broad but has a particular focus on the tax treatment of non-UK domiciled individuals. 

Course: Tax Treaties

Rita Szudoczky
Teaching Associate

Rita Szudoczky is a legal associate at Jalsovszky Law Firm, Budapest, Hungary. Rita has graduated in law (ELTE, Budapest 1999). She obtained a PhD degree in EU Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. She has LLM degrees in International Tax Law (ITC Leiden 2004), in European Law (Leiden University 2003) and in International Business Law (CEU, Budapest 2002).

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Adv LLM papers

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Mario Tenore

Mario Tenore practices at Maisto e Associati, Milan, Italy. Graduated in Economics (2003). He has a PhD (cum laude) in tax law (II University of Naples) and an LLM degree (cum laude) in International Taxation (Leiden University).

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Adv LLM papers

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Christa Tobler

Prof. R.C. (Ruth Christa) Tobler is professor of European Law at the Universities of Basel (Switzerland, and Leiden). Professor Tobler studied law at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) where she obtained her law degree in 1985. In 1989 she was awarded the Ph.D., based on a thesis on Swiss trade mark law. Thereafter Prof. Tobler worked as researcher at the Kyoto Comparative Law Center (Japan) and as a court clerk in Switzerland. In 1992 she passed the Zurich bar exam and then worked as an attorney-at-law. In 1994 she was awarded the degree ‘LL.M. in European Community Law’ at the University of Leiden. During her studies in Leiden, she also was Winning Advocate General in the European Law Moot Court Competition. This resulted in a stage at the European Court of Justice (November 1994).

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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Rafael Triginelli 

Rafael Triginelli Miraglia is a tax associate with Baker & McKenzie in Amsterdam since 2011. His practice focuses on transfer pricing, business restructurings and cross-border transactions. He is regularly involved with supply chain design and implementation projects and tax controversy issues. As a member of the firm’s Latin American desk, he advises multinationals in cross-border investments. Rafael is graduated in Law (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2004) and has obtained the degrees of Master of Laws (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2008) and LL.M. of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law (ITC, Leiden University, 2011).

Before joining Baker & McKenzie, Rafael worked for four years as head of tax with Catta Preta Leal Advogados in Brazil and taught courses in Tax Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) since 2005.

Course: Transfer Pricing

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Ágata Uceda

Ágata is EMEA Transfer Pricing Director at DLA Piper. She is based in Amsterdam. 

Ágata has more than 12 years' experience working in the transfer pricing field. She advises multinationals on a variety of transfer pricing issues, including: due diligence before acquisitions or reorganisations, planning and designing efficient transfer pricing policies when they are not in place or they need to be realigned with the business strategy, and valuing intangible and other assets for tax and legal purposes. She also has experience in negotiating and concluding unilateral and multilateral Advance Pricing Agreements and defending complex transfer pricing audits.

Courses: Transfer Pricing, Adv LLM papers

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Alexander Voegele

Mr. Voegele is a Special consultant in NERA's global transfer pricing practice. During more than 25 years advising international corporations and leading law firms on transfer pricing issues. Mr. Voegele regularly publishes articles and books on transfer pricing and international tax planning and is a regular speaker at more than 250 conferences and seminars on transfer pricing and international taxation in Germany, Europe, the US, and Asia.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing - elective course

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Hugo Vollebregt

With over 25 years of experience in international tax Hugo specializes in dispute resolution in transfer pricing matters. He has favourably settled countless complicated tax audits and has concluded numerous APAs. He is a frequent speaker on tax conferences and regularly lectures at various universities. He is one of the independent experts for the advisory committee of the EU Arbitration Convention.

Course: Transfer Pricing

Dennis Weber

LLM from University of Tilburg. Professor of European tax law at the University of Amsterdam (2006). Academic coordinator of the European and International Tax Law specialisation module of the LL.M. Postgraduate Programme in European Business Law of the Amsterdam Law School. Tax lawyer (adviser on European tax law) at Loyens & Loeff and head of Loyens & Loeff’s EC tax desk. Deputy judge at the Court of Appeals of ‘s Hertogenbosch. Member of the European Tax Law Group.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

Stef van Weeghel

Stef van Weeghel (1960) is a tax partner with PwC in the Netherlands, where he chairs the AEX-Midkap Group. He is also professor of international tax law at the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Course: Tax Treaties



Joanna Wheeler 

Joanna Wheeler, PhD, TEP, is a senior member of the IBFD tax research staff, currently seconded to the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (which is part of the University of Amsterdam). She has been the editor of many different IBFD publications and was the founding editor of IBFD’s database on the taxation of trusts. Joanna was also the pioneer of IBFD's programme of online courses and has taught regularly for IBFD classroom courses. She gives regular guest seminars for the universities of Cambridge, Leiden, London (the Institute of Advanced legal Studies) and Lausanne. Joanna was a member of the Research Subcommittee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) for many years, and was general reporter for the IFA Congress held in Kyoto in 2007 on the topic “Conflicts in the Attribution of Income to a person”.

Course: Tax Treaties



Wim Wijnen

Lecturer in international tax law at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS, Rome). Counsel to the Academic Chair at the IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation). Part-time judge of the Court of Appeal, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). Former tax treaty negotiator for the Dutch Ministry of Finance (1979-1991) and tax advisor with Loyens and Volkmaars (Rotterdam, 1991-1993). Author of several contributions on Dutch, European and international tax issues.

Course: Tax Treaties

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