Minneapolis, Minnesota USA · May 23-24, 2019

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Academic Chairman
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Netherlands

Academic Chairman of IBFD (Netherlands). Holder of a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna (Austria). Habilitated as Full Professor in Italy and Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy).

Professor honoris causa at the Ural State Law University (Russia) and at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Visiting Professor for the academic year 2018 at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Member of the Executive Board and Secretary General of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP), Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the ECJ Task Force on direct tax law of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE).

Editor-in-chief of the IBFD World Tax Journal and Doctoral Series. Executive editor of the IBFD Global Tax Treaty Commentaries. Co-editor of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale.

Fluent in seven languages. Has published extensively on international and European tax law.

 

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
United Kingdom

Philip Baker QC is a practicing barrister and Queen’s Counsel, practicing from chambers in Field Court, Gray’s Inn.  Additionally, he is Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of Oxford University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

He specializes in international aspects of taxation, which covers both corporate and private client matters. He has advised and represented several governments on tax matters, and appeared as an expert in cases around the world.  He has a particular interest in taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights, is author of a book on Double Taxation Conventions, and editor of the International Tax Law Reports.  He was one of the General Reporters on the Practical Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights for the International Fiscal Association Congress in Basel in 2015, and is one of the directors of the Observatory on Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights.

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Moderators

Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith

Professor and Director
University of Minnesota Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
United States

Caleb Smith is Visiting Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to law school Caleb was the Tax Program Manager at Minnesota’s largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance organization, where he continues to remain engaged as an instructor and volunteer today. Caleb currently serves as a Vice Chair on the Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, where he looks for ways to integrate legal services into the tax preparation for low and moderate income families.

Caleb is the co-author of the chapter on the Earned Income Tax Credit in the 7th Edition of the ABA Tax Section publication, “Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS.” He has also published pieces in ALI CLE’s The Practical Tax Lawyer, Wolter Kluwers Taxes the Magazine, and Law360 Tax Authority’s Expert Analysis section.

Caroline Ciraolo

Caroline Ciraolo

Partner
Kostelanetz & Fink
United States

Caroline Ciraolo, former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, is a partner with Kostelanetz & Fink and founder of its Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on civil tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation, providing tax advice, conducting internal investigations, and representing individuals and entities in criminal tax investigations and prosecutions.

Caroline is a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel, a recipient of the IRS Chief Counsel Award and the ABA Tax Section’s Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award, and served as an instructor with the IRS Military VITA program. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (International Tax Controversies) and University of Baltimore School of Law Graduate Tax Program (Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Tax Crimes). Caroline is recognized by Chambers, International Tax Review, and Best Lawyers in America.

James Creech

James Creech

Attorney
The Law Offices of James Creech
United States

James Creech is a sole practitioner with the law firm of Law Offices of James Creech and maintains offices in San Francisco and Chicago. In his practice, Mr. Creech represents individuals, businesses and corporate taxpayers before the IRS, federal and state courts, and state taxing authorities. These cases range from civil examinations and appeals, litigation, and tax collection matters. Mr. Creech holds leadership roles in a number of professional organizations. He currently serves as the chair of the Individual and Family Tax Committee and is on the Publications Committee, for the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, and is Chair of the California Lawyers Association Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee.  He has a deep interest in the intersection of taxation and technology and has spoken frequently on a number of subjects in the field.

Carlos Weffe

Carlos Weffe

Senior Research Associate
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Weffe is Scientific Coordinator of the IBFD Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights. Weffe is a tenured Associate Professor in the department of Public Finance (Budgetary and Tax Law) (of which he served as head from 2010-2016), professor of Human Rights and Taxation in the PhD in Law and professor of Criminal Tax Law in the LLM in Tax Law at the Central University of Venezuela. In addition, Weffe is professor of Tax Law at Monteávila University, where he is also the director of the Centre for Budgetary and Tax Law Studies. He has lectured at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Strathmore University (Kenya) and the Ibero-American University (Mexico), and in many Venezuelan universities. Weffe has authored four books and has published 50+ articles and book chapters on tax law, constitutional tax law, criminal tax law, tax procedures, constitutional law, philosophy of law and legal theory.

Cara Griffith

Cara Griffith

President and CEO
Tax Analysts
United States

Prior to assuming this role Cara oversaw Tax Analysts’ editorial department, which includes managing and providing strategic guidance for its daily news publications, Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily, and its weekly magazines, Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International. Griffith has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including State Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events on state tax issues. In particular, Griffith has widely spoken about the need for transparency in tax administration. Griffith has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Kristin Hickman

Kristin Hickman

Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
United States

Professor Kristin E. Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. She held the Law School’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year, and also taught at Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04.

Professor Hickman has written extensively in the areas of federal tax administration and judicial review in the federal income tax and general administrative law contexts. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Tax Review, among other publications. She also co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. One of Professor Hickman’s articles, “Chevron’s Domain” (co-authored with Thomas W. Merrill), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp. (2001), and by the dissenting Justices in City of Arlington v. FCC (2013), and her work is cited regularly in judicial opinions and court briefs.

Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a second major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on “Chevron’s Domain” and the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for her work on “Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?” Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters.

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Judge
U.S. Tax Court
United States

Judge. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. B.A., in public policy studies, Duke University (1991); J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (1994); LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, with an honors certificate of specialization in international tax, University of Miami School of Law (1997). Admitted to the Bars of North Carolina; District of Columbia; United States Tax Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; United States Supreme Court. Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, North Carolina Court of Appeals (1994-1996). Practiced law as a Trial Attorney in the Appellate Section, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice (1997-2001). Practiced law as a Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier, Chartered (2001-2004). Served as Assistant to the Commissioner (2004-2007) and U.S. Director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre/Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division (2007-2008) in the Internal Revenue Service. Recipient of the Sheldon S. Cohen National Outstanding Support to the Office of Chief Counsel Award (2006). Practiced law as Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP (2008-2011). Recognized for Tax Controversy by the 2010 edition of The Legal 500. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate and Review (2011-2014), Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Planning (2013-2014), and Acting Assistant Attorney General (June 2014-December 2014) in the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. Named a 2012 Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. Appointed by President Obama as Judge, United States Tax Court, on December 19, 2014, for a term ending December 18, 2029.

Christopher S. Rizek

Christopher S. Rizek

Member and General Counsel
Caplin & Drysdale
United States

Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C., and General Counsel of the firm.  He formerly served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, where he helped write tax procedural guidance and legislation, including particularly the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  He has also previously worked in other Washington law firms and as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.

Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and has chaired committees and served in other capacities in the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section, the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, and the American College of Tax Counsel.

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Panelists

Justice Anthony D.J. Gafoor

Justice Anthony D.J. Gafoor

Chairman
Tax Appeal Court of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago

Judge and Chairman of the Tax Appeal Court of Trinidad and Tobago, a Superior Court of Record and Mediation Agency. He is a Barrister, of Gray’s Inn, UK and an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago. He practised extensively in the UK in Criminal, Family, Civil and Commercial Law prior to being appointed to the Bench. He is also a certified mediator and trainer as well as a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and the Co-Vice Chair and Secretary to the CIArb Caribbean Branch. He holds academic qualifications in Law, International Relations, Theology, Philosophy and the Classics. He is a Senior Lecturer in Mediation Studies and International Law, International Development Law, Regional Integration and Corporate Ethics as well as a Ph.D candidate in International Relations. He is a Member of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, a Board Member of the International Association of Tax Judges and a Member of the International Law Association Working Group on Taxpayers’ Rights. He has presented at various fora in the Caribbean, USA, Europe and New Zealand on various topics including Taxation, Family Law, ADR, Regional Integration and International Law.

Stephanie Hoffer

Stephanie Hoffer

Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
United States

Stephanie Hoffer is a Fulbright Scholar and an expert in federal income taxation whose research explores the way in which procedural and substantive aspects of tax law affect the lives of individuals and businesses. She has published and presented her work extensively both at home and abroad. Her research on due process in IRS collections actions, which has been cited by federal courts, won the John Minor Wisdom Award, and she has testified before both the IRS and state legislative committees on the role of taxation in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  She serves on the board of directors of the Ohio Public Interest Law Foundation.

Edi Bassey

Edi Bassey

Hardiman Research Scholar
National University of Ireland
Ireland

Edidiong Bassey is a James Hardiman PhD Scholar in the Discipline of Accounting and Finance at NUI Galway. His research Interests are in taxation, public policy and social sciences. More specifically, his doctoral work examines the role of disruptive technologies in improving the functions of tax administrations. More broadly, his research interests include the public sector, gender, tax administration, information technology and the wider social sciences. He has presented papers both at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as well as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). A University Valedictorian, his academic background comprises accounting, finance and social sciences. He holds two master’s degrees, an MRes in Social Sciences Research Methods and MSc in International Accounting and Finance. He is a recipient of the UEA MRes Scholarship and the KBS Silver Tiered Scholarship for the two degrees respectively. In addition to being a chartered accountant, he has chaired an accounting conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He also has professional experience in the public sector, human rights and taxation.

Adrian Sawyer

Adrian Sawyer

Professor of Taxation
UC Business School at the University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Dr Adrian Sawyer is Professor of Taxation and immediate past Research Director for the UC Business School at the University of Canterbury.  Adrian holds an SJD from the University of Virginia, and MCom(Hons), BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Canterbury.  He is a CA (CA-ANZ) and CPA (CPA Australia), and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.  He has an extensive publication record, with articles appearing in scholarly and professional journals and chapters in books published in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America.  He is on numerous editorial boards and is Chair of the Editors of the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy.  His research interests include tax administration and compliance, international taxation (including international organizations), taxpayers’ rights, and tax rulings.

Honorable Eui Young Lee

Honorable Eui Young Lee

Judge
Seoul High Court
South Korea

Judge Eui Young Lee is a Judge of Korea since 2003. She has been sitting at the Seoul Central, Seoul Southern, Busan and Incheon District Courts and working for the Tax Team of Research Division at Supreme Court of Korea. She now sits at the bench dedicated to the international trade cases at the Seoul High Court. Although her main interest and specialty lies in tax law, she has experienced general cases of civil and criminal as well during her judgeship.

She obtained Master of Law degrees at Seoul National University and at University of Cambridge. She was conferred PhD in Law at Seoul National University.

She wrote and published a number of academic and professional articles mainly focusing on corporate tax law and international tax law. Also she often speaks at conferences held by courts and academic associations.

Honorable Mark Holmes

Honorable Mark Holmes

Judge
U.S. Tax Court
United States

Judge. b. New York, 1960. B.A. Harvard College, 1979; J.D. University of Chicago Law School, 1983. Admitted to New York and District of Columbia Bars; U.S. Supreme Court; DC, Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Court of Federal Claims. Practiced in New York as an Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, 1983-85; Sullivan & Cromwell, 1987-1991; served as Clerk to the Hon. Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit, 1985-87; and in Washington as Counsel to Commissioners, United States International Trade Commission, 1991-96; Counsel, Miller & Chevalier, 1996-2001; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, 2001-03. Member, American Bar Association (Litigation and Tax Sections). Appointed by President George W. Bush as Judge, United States Tax Court, on June 30, 2003, for a term ending June 29, 2018.  Renominated by President Donald J. Trump on February 6, 2019.

Eleonor Kristoffersson

Eleonor Kristoffersson

Professor and Doctor
Örebro University
Sweden

Eleonor Kristoffersson (f) LLM (Gothenburg), LLM (Mannheim), LLD, is Professor of Law at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University in Sweden. She is also a visiting professor in business law at Linköping University, Sweden. Eleonor Kristoffersson has the overall scientific responsibility for the law subject in Örebro University. She has a vast experience in tax procedural law from both a practical and a theoretical perspective. She has written more than hundred papers, books and book chapters, reports and conference presentations within her research area.

Ylva Larsson

Ylva Larsson

Tax Lawyer, University Lecturer
Örebro University
Sweden

Ylva Larsson LL.M. (Lund) and Business administration (Lund) is researcher and University Lecturer in Law and Legal Science, Tax Law, at School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University in Sweden. She is responsible for the essential Tax Law education for Law students. Ylva is also a former Tax Lawyer at the Swedish Tax Agency. She was occupied mostly with tax proceedings and investigations of Tax Law crimes and with questions about personal responsibility. She also has conducted many litigations in mostly all Swedish Courts. She has written a lot of academic papers, books and reports. Ylva has on these topics represented Sweden in conferences abroad. She has also been working in the Fiscal administration of Germany and France.

Wei Cui

Wei Cui

Director
Center for Asian Legal Studies • University of British Columbia
Canada

Wei Cui is a Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, and currently directs UBC’s Centre for Asian Legal Studies. Before joining UBC, he practiced tax law for over 10 years in New York and Beijing, including as a U.S. tax associate at Simpson Thacher, as Senior Tax Counsel for the China Investment Corporation, and as a counsel-level consultant for Clifford Chance. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations, the Budgetary Affairs Commission of China’s National People’s Congress, and China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation.  Professor Cui has authored over 80 academic and professional articles and is a co-author of Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach (Cambridge University Press 2015). He is currently writing a book about the foundations of China’s modern fiscal state. Professor Cui is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Monray Marsellus Botha

Monray Marsellus Botha

Professor
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Monray Marsellus Botha is Head of Department and full professor in the Department Mercantile of Law and holds the degrees BLC, B Com (Hons), LLB, LLM (Pret), MCOM (UJ) LLD (NWU), AIPSA Diploma (AIPSA/Pret), Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution (AFSA/Pret), Diploma in Corporate Law (UJ). The title of his LLD thesis is “Employee participation and voice in companies: A legal perspective”. On 06 March 2017, he delivered his inaugural address entitled “First do no harm!” On oaths, social contracts and other promises: Navigating the labyrinth! He is also an NRF-rated researcher, holding a C2 rating. On 01 January 2016, he joined the department as associate professor. From 01 January 2019, he was been promoted to the ranks of full professor in the Department. He is currently Head of Department in the Department Mercantile of Law, University of Pretoria.

Subjects he has taught include: Labour Law, Commercial Law, Business Law, Specific Contracts, Law of Contract, Company Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Transnational Business Law, and Tax Law.

His main areas of interest are labour law, corporate law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Carika Fritz

Carika Fritz

Senior Lecturer
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Carika Fritz is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law and holds the degrees LLB, LLM and LLD from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her LLD thesis is titled “An appraisal of selected tax-enforcement powers of the South African Revenue Service in the South African constitutional context and her fields of research interest are Tax Law, Tax administration and Taxpayers’ rights.” She has published numerous articles in accredited peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally. She also lectures Tax Law to undergraduate and post graduate students and Business Law to non-law students. Furthermore, she is admitted an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and notary public and a member of the scientific committee of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

Dennis J. Ventry, Jr.

Dennis J. Ventry, Jr.

Professor of Law
UC Davis School of Law
United States

Professor Ventry specializes in tax policy, tax practice, tax administration, whistleblower law (IRS, SEC, False Claims Acts), family taxation, and U.S. economic and legal history. He is cited regularly in both the tax press and popular media for his expertise on the effects of taxation on the U.S. economy and society. Furthermore, he is active in tax reform efforts at both the state and federal levels, including a longstanding interest in tax filing reforms. Finally, from 2016-18, Professor Ventry served on the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) and as its Chair in 2018.

Pavel Martinik

Pavel Martinik

Doctoral Candidate
Charles University Law School
Czech Republic

Pavel Martinik graduated from Charles University Law School in Prague, Czech Republic. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Institute of Economic Studies in Prague.

Pavel is currently a doctoral candidate at Charles University Law School in the field of financial law. In his dissertation, he focuses on issues connected with the administration of Value Added Tax as well as on the various tax implications of sharing economics.

Besides his doctorate, Pavel has also been working for a Big Four law firm where he specializes on financial law, namely on capital markets regulation and banking and insurance law.

Pavel has published articles in the area of tax implications of sharing economics and have had several conference appearances on this topic.

Emer Mulligan

Emer Mulligan

Senior Lecturer
National University of Ireland
Ireland

Dr. Emer Mulligan is a senior lecturer in taxation and finance in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway, and prior to joining academia, she was a tax manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her PhD on Tax Planning in Practice at the University of Warwick, UK. She is former Head of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway, a Fulbright-CRH Scholar, and an International Fellow at the University of Exeter’s Tax Administration Research Centre. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Tax Administration, and Advances in Taxation. Her research areas include tax administration, tax planning in practice, tax and strategy, performance measurement of the tax function, tax risk management, tax lobbying, tax and pensions. She has published in Accounting Organisations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, British Tax Review, and Financial Accountability & Management.

Iryna Stepanova

Iryna Stepanova

ICO Research Fellow
International Communities Organisation
Switzerland

Research Fellow, International Communities Organisation. (The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Geneva Academy of International Human Rights Law and Human Rights, Switzerland) (The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA), EIUC, Italy, in cooperation with the Uppsala University, Sweden).

Iryna Stepanova is an ICO Research Fellow with a solid background in law and work experience in the public sector, the private sector and within international organisations. Her research has been mainly in the fields of International Human Rights Law, International Public and Private Law, International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice and Taxation.

Initially specializing in tax law, she has broadened her work to include all aspects of international human rights law as well as political economy, international trade law and security sector reform. Her research covers socio-economic rights implementation and taxpayer rights protection with an aim to provide a bridge between developing practice and existing knowledge.

Alan Rozenshtein

Alan Rozenshtein

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School
United States

Professor Alan Z. Rozenshtein joined the University of Minnesota Law School as a visiting professor in 2017 and will continue as an Associate Professor of Law starting in summer 2019. He is also an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.

From Oct. 2014 to April 2017, he served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Law and Policy in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where his work focused on operational, legal, and policy issues relating to cybersecurity and foreign intelligence. From October 2016 to April 2017, he served as a special assistant United States attorney for the District of Maryland. During this time, he taught cybersecurity at Georgetown Law. Before joining the Justice Department, Professor Rozenshtein clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Ewa Prejs

Ewa Prejs

Lecturer and Post-doctoral Researcher
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Poland

Ewa Prejs – holds degree in law and a PhD in law from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). She has worked with the Department of Public Finance Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University since 2007 as a lecturer and a post-doctoral researcher. She has published and lectured widely on issues of Polish, international, and European taxation. Ewa is a lawyer (attorney-at-law). As a practitioner she has extensive experience in representing clients in the proceedings before the administrative courts in tax matters (tax litigation), tax audit and fiscal control. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association, Polish Branch and FIDE.

Gianluca Mazzoni

Gianluca Mazzoni

SJD Candidate
University of Michigan
United States

Gianluca Mazzoni is an SJD Candidate at the University of Michigan Law School, where he also completed his LLM degree in International Tax in May 2016. As an LLM student, he served as a research assistant to Prof. Avi-Yonah focusing on tax evasion and transparency. As an SJD Candidate, he served as a graduate student instructor to Prof. Tsebelis for Government and Politics in Western Europe during fall of 2017 and for International Security and Affairs and International Legal Theory during fall of 2018. Before joining Michigan Law in 2015, he was an associate in a leading Italian tax law firm, where he drafted memoranda for cases involving international and domestic tax matters and provided assistance in the context of pre-litigation settlement procedures with the Italian Tax Authority. In the US he practiced tax law as an international tax intern at Caplin & Drysdale (Washington D.C.) in 2017 and as a summer associate at DavisPolk & Wardwell LLP (New York) in 2018. His areas of interest include international corporate taxation, tax policy, public finance, comparative tax law, privacy law, and EU state aid rules.

Norberto Villanueva

Norberto Villanueva

Director II
Senate of the Phillipines
Philippines

NORBERTO M. VILLANUEVA is presently the Director II of the Tax Policy and Administration Branch of the Senate Tax Study and Research Office (STSRO), the technical support office of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Senate of the Philippines.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Development Communication and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting, which he earned as a scholar from the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST) in New Delhi, India.

In October 2017, he was among the delegates of the Philippines to the “High-Level Learning Visit to the United Kingdom on Taxation and Taxpayer Rights”.

He was also a panelist/resource speaker at the “11th Asia-Pacific Tax Forum” held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014” and at the “ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Effective Practices in the Regulation of Special Media Production and the Enforcement of Anti-Piracy Efforts” held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004.

He is the author of several articles published in the STSRO’s journal on matters of taxation, public finance and taxpayer rights.

William McGeveran

William McGeveran

Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
United States

Professor William McGeveran specializes in information law, including data privacy, intellectual property, communications and technology, and free speech. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, he currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  McGeveran’s research focuses on legal and other rules governing digital identity and privacy, ranging from online impersonation to data security to social media. Additional aspects of his research include modernizing trademark law, comparing European and American approaches to data protection, and evaluating techniques used by privacy regulators.  McGeveran is the sole author of a casebook, Privacy and Data Protection Law, used by instructors at two dozen law schools, and regularly teaches a data privacy course at Minnesota Law. He also teaches Trademark Law, Civil Procedure I and II, and Law in Practice. He is an affiliated professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and he has been a resident fellow at the University of Minnesota Institute of Advanced Study and a visiting professor at University College Dublin School of Law.  McGeveran serves as the reporter of the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee on Online Privacy Protection and as a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Viktoria Wöhrer

Viktoria Wöhrer

Senior Associate, Lecturer
Rödl & Partner • Vienna University for Business and Economics
Austria

Dr. Viktoria Wöhrer, LL.M., BSc. is a Senior Associate at Rödl & Partner in Vienna, a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) as well as author of various publications on international, European and domestic Austrian tax law and a regular speaker at conferences. While working as a Research and Teaching Associate at the Christian-Doppler-Laboratory for “Transparency in International Tax Law” established at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU she wrote her doctoral thesis that was published by IBFD with the title “Data Protection and Taxpayers’ Rights: Challenges Created by Automatic Exchange of Information” and awarded with the Wolfgang Gassner science prize of the Austrian IFA, with the Stephan Koren prize of the association of WU professors as well as with the prize of the Austrian Bankers’ Association. She conducts research in an international academic atmosphere and, in particular, had research stays in New York, at the United Nations Financing for Development Office (Tax Cooperation Unit), in Singapore, at the Singapore Management University’s TA Centre for Excellence in Taxation, was teaching in China at the Xiamen University Tax Summer School and was part of the IFA Congress Panel on “Automatic Exchange of Information: a New Standard?” at the IFA Congress 2017 in Rio de Janeiro.

Lilian Faulhaber

Lilian Faulhaber

Professor
Georgetown University Law Center
United States

Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Lilian V. Faulhaber was an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law. From 2013-2015, she was an Advisor at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she worked on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. Professor Faulhaber clerked for Senior Judge Robert E. Keeton and Judge William G. Young, both on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal. Professor Faulhaber has published articles on international taxation, tax avoidance, charitable giving, and European Union law.

Aleksandra Tychmanska

Aleksandra Tychmanska

PhD Candidate
University of Warsaw
Poland

Aleksandra Tychmańska – law graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Aleksandra is currently focused on carrying out a research project under the title, Analysis of the international law mechanisms in the context of countries’ freedom of designing fiscal policies” within the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland’s grant for young scientists, that will result in doctoral thesis in 2022. Aleksandra works at Ernst &Young’s Warsaw office where she is mainly involved in transaction tax and due diligence projects. She is an author of various publications concerning international tax law, and a speaker at many Polish- and European-wide conferences.

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon

Professor
University of Cincinnati College of Law
United States

Professor Stephanie Hunter McMahon has taught courses in tax law and legal history at the University of Cincinnati College of Law since 2008.  Her interest in the development of the policy of taxation led her to write Principles of Tax Policy for West’s Concise Hornbook Series.  To date her scholarship has involved two main areas of tax law: the taxation of families and the application of administrative law to tax guidance.  Professor McMahon’s scholarship develops the relationship between taxation and the public’s perception of taxation and, from that relationship, discovers lessons for improving today’s law.  Her writings have been published in peer-reviewed journals, Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review, and Law and History Review, as well as student-reviewed journals, Northwestern Law Review, Washington Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and blogs, The Hill and Legally Speaking Ohio.

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

Lecturer
Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College
United Kingdom

Stephen is a Lecturer in Corporate Law at King’s College London where he teaches company, public and tax law. He was previously a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham, a Postdoctoral Researcher at King’s College London and taught at the University of Oxford. He holds degrees in law from University College Cork (Bachelor of Laws), University College London (Master of Laws) and the University of Oxford (DPhil).

He has published in leading academic journals, specialist tax publications, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. His research primarily concerns the legal aspects of tax administration, in particular the use of administrative guidance, remedies against the tax authorities, and general administrative discretion.

Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil

Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil

Director General
Senate of the Philippines
Philippines

ATTY. RODELIO T. DASCIL, a tax lawyer since 1997, professor of law, author of law books, having written 19 books on taxation and fiscal policies. Director General since 2008 of the Senate Tax Study and Research Office, the technical arm of the Committee on Ways and Means, Senate of the Philippines.

He earned his AB Political Science as Magna Cum Laude and his Bachelor of Laws as Dean’s Lister at Lyceum of the Philippines and has Master’s Degree in National Security Administration (MNSA), topnotcher with a weighted average of 1.05 in 36 academic units; Gold Medalist and Best Thesis awardee. Atty. Dascil also earned a Diploma on Economic Development Policy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea in 2001 as a KOICA scholar. And awarded with a Certificate of Completion for Comparative Tax Policy and Administration Program on June 12, 2012 at Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Executive Education, Cambridge Massachusetts USA.

He has travelled in more than eighty countries and cities across the world as a resource speaker, delegate, scholar, traveler and participant to various fora, seminars, trainings and conferences.

Shelley Griffiths

Shelley Griffiths

Faculty of Law
University of Otago
New Zealand

Shelley Griffiths is a Professor of Law at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

She is a admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand and is a Chartered Accountant.  Her research interests are in taxation and the regulation of New Zealand securities markets.  She has written and presented on these issues in New Zealand and internationally. One of the specific areas of her tax research has been to consider taxation administration through the lens of public law.  She has written extensively about the application of the provisions of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 to tax administration and other issues relevant to the protection of taxpayer rights.

Šime Jozipović

Šime Jozipović

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Economics of the University of Split
Croatia

Šime Jozipović is an Assistant Professor of business and tax law at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Split, Croatia. His research focuses on issues of European and constitutional tax and competition law, with a special focus on the rights of taxpayers and entrepreneurs. He has authored several articles and book chapters for domestic and international publications. Previous to his current position, Šime held several academic positions, amongst others, as head of the legal department of the University of Split business incubator program, research assistant in multiple departments at Harvard Law School and PhD Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. He furthermore clerked at the European Court of Human Rights and worked as external contractor for the Court of the European Union.

Stjepan Gadžo

Stjepan Gadžo

Assistant Professor
University of Rijeka
Croatia

Stjepan Gadžo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, where he first started to work as a research assistant in 2011. In 2016, Mr Gadžo received his PhD in Law from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has also held the position of a post-doctoral research fellow at IBFD Academic, Amsterdam. His primary research interests relate to the allocation of the rights to tax cross-border business income. He has authored several articles and book chapters for Croatian and international publications.

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Academic Chairman
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Netherlands

Academic Chairman of IBFD (Netherlands). Holder of a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna (Austria). Habilitated as Full Professor in Italy and Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy).

Professor honoris causa at the Ural State Law University (Russia) and at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Visiting Professor for the academic year 2018 at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Member of the Executive Board and Secretary General of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP), Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the ECJ Task Force on direct tax law of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE).

Editor-in-chief of the IBFD World Tax Journal and Doctoral Series. Executive editor of the IBFD Global Tax Treaty Commentaries. Co-editor of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale.

Fluent in seven languages. Has published extensively on international and European tax law.

 

Sherra Profit

Sherra Profit

Taxpayers' Ombudsman
Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman
Canada

Sherra Profit was appointed to the position of Taxpayers’ Ombudsman for Canada on April 10, 2015 by the Minister of National Revenue. Ms. Profit took office on July 6, 2015.

Prior to joining the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (OTO), Ms. Profit practiced law in Prince Edward Island for more than 15 years. During this time, she gained experience in a variety of legal disciplines, including alternate dispute resolution, general litigation, real property, estates and trusts, family law, corporate law, and commercial law.

Ms. Profit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She was called to the Bar in Prince Edward Island in 2000.

Ms. Profit is married and has two daughters.

Richard K. Greenstein

Richard K. Greenstein

Professor
Temple University Beasley School of Law
United States

Richard K. Greenstein is a Professor of Law at Temple University, where he teaches Jurisprudence, Criminal Law (domestic and international), Federal Courts and Jurisdiction, and Conflict of Laws.  He is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate Wesleyan University and a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he served as Special Projects Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following law school, Professor Greenstein was both managing and staff attorney at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in Atlanta, Georgia.  He taught at Georgia State University’s College of Law from 1982 to 1985, when he joined the Temple faculty. His published scholarship focuses primarily on Jurisprudence, and he has presented papers on the philosophy of law at meetings of the American Philosophical Association, of which he is a member.

Kristin Hickman

Kristin Hickman

Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
United States

Professor Kristin E. Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. She held the Law School’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year, and also taught at Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04.

Professor Hickman has written extensively in the areas of federal tax administration and judicial review in the federal income tax and general administrative law contexts. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Tax Review, among other publications. She also co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. One of Professor Hickman’s articles, “Chevron’s Domain” (co-authored with Thomas W. Merrill), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp. (2001), and by the dissenting Justices in City of Arlington v. FCC (2013), and her work is cited regularly in judicial opinions and court briefs.

Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a second major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on “Chevron’s Domain” and the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for her work on “Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?” Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters.

Katerina Perrou

Katerina Perrou

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation • University of Athens Law School
The Netherlands

Katerina is a post-doctoral research fellow with the IBFD, The Netherlands where she conducts research on international tax law issues, with particular focus on international tax dispute resolution and the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

She holds a PhD from the IALS, University of London, UK; her PhD thesis, completed under the supervision of Philip Baker and entitled “Taxpayer participation in tax treaty dispute resolution”, was published by the IBFD in 2014 (as volume 28 of the IBFD Doctoral Series).

Katerina serves as Legal Counsel to the Governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Athens, Greece and teaches EU and International tax law at the University of Athens Law School.

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Judge
U.S. Tax Court
United States

Judge. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. B.A., in public policy studies, Duke University (1991); J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (1994); LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, with an honors certificate of specialization in international tax, University of Miami School of Law (1997). Admitted to the Bars of North Carolina; District of Columbia; United States Tax Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; United States Supreme Court. Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, North Carolina Court of Appeals (1994-1996). Practiced law as a Trial Attorney in the Appellate Section, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice (1997-2001). Practiced law as a Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier, Chartered (2001-2004). Served as Assistant to the Commissioner (2004-2007) and U.S. Director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre/Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division (2007-2008) in the Internal Revenue Service. Recipient of the Sheldon S. Cohen National Outstanding Support to the Office of Chief Counsel Award (2006). Practiced law as Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP (2008-2011). Recognized for Tax Controversy by the 2010 edition of The Legal 500. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate and Review (2011-2014), Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Planning (2013-2014), and Acting Assistant Attorney General (June 2014-December 2014) in the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. Named a 2012 Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. Appointed by President Obama as Judge, United States Tax Court, on December 19, 2014, for a term ending December 18, 2029.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
United Kingdom

Philip Baker QC is a practicing barrister and Queen’s Counsel, practicing from chambers in Field Court, Gray’s Inn.  Additionally, he is Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of Oxford University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

He specializes in international aspects of taxation, which covers both corporate and private client matters. He has advised and represented several governments on tax matters, and appeared as an expert in cases around the world.  He has a particular interest in taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights, is author of a book on Double Taxation Conventions, and editor of the International Tax Law Reports.  He was one of the General Reporters on the Practical Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights for the International Fiscal Association Congress in Basel in 2015, and is one of the directors of the Observatory on Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights.

Leslie Book

Leslie Book

Professor
Villanova University School of Law
United States

Les Book is a member of the faculty at Villanova Law School, where he is a Professor of Law. In addition to his faculty appointment, Professor Book has held administrative positions as Director of Villanova’s Graduate Tax Program and Director of the Law School’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Before he joined Villanova, he was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and at Baker & McKenzie in New York and London, and he was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, CT.

A co-founder of the blog Procedurally Taxing, he is a national authority on tax procedure, tax administration and issues affecting the low income taxpayer community. Procedurally Taxing was recently identified as one of the ABA’s 100 top legal blogs.  He is the principal successor author of the treatise IRS Practice and Procedure, originally authored by his former colleague, the late Michael Saltzman. In law review articles and in other research, Book has written extensively on tax procedure, the relationship of IRS agency actions and broader principles of administrative law, the intersection of tax and poverty law, and tax compliance. Book is a past Chair of the ABA Tax Section Low Income Taxpayer Committee, recipient of the 2007 ABA Tax Section Spragens Pro Bono Award for his outstanding and sustained commitment to pro bono, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Professor Book received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College (magna cum laude), his J.D. from Stanford University School of Law, and his LL.M (Taxation) from New York University School of Law. At Stanford Law School, he was a founding editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, and at New York University School of Law he was a student-editor at the Tax Law Review.

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Alice G. Abreu

Alice G. Abreu

Professor
Temple University Law School
United States

Alice G. Abreu is a Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she teaches courses in Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Low Income Taxpayer Policy and Practice and International Taxation.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of both Cornell University and its Law School, where she served as an editor of the CORNELL LAW REVIEW. Before joining the Temple faculty in 1985, she clerked for Judge Edward N. Cahn (EDPA) and practiced tax law with Dechert, LLP in Philadelphia.

In April, 2017, Professor Abreu was named a Temple University Great Teacher.  She has also received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as the Murray Shusterman Faculty Award.  Professor Abreu has visited at a number of law schools, including Harvard, Penn, and Yale.  She has served as Vice-Chair (Publications), of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, been the Editor-in-Chief of THE TAX LAWYER, and was a member of the Section’s leadership Council for eight years.

Professor Abreu has published numerous articles in scholarly and professional journals, been an editor of a casebook on Taxation, and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She is a Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the American Law Institute.

Presenters

Lilian Faulhaber

Lilian Faulhaber

Professor
Georgetown University Law Center
United States

Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Lilian V. Faulhaber was an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law. From 2013-2015, she was an Advisor at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she worked on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. Professor Faulhaber clerked for Senior Judge Robert E. Keeton and Judge William G. Young, both on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal. Professor Faulhaber has published articles on international taxation, tax avoidance, charitable giving, and European Union law.

Katerina Perrou

Katerina Perrou

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation • University of Athens Law School
The Netherlands

Katerina is a post-doctoral research fellow with the IBFD, The Netherlands where she conducts research on international tax law issues, with particular focus on international tax dispute resolution and the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

She holds a PhD from the IALS, University of London, UK; her PhD thesis, completed under the supervision of Philip Baker and entitled “Taxpayer participation in tax treaty dispute resolution”, was published by the IBFD in 2014 (as volume 28 of the IBFD Doctoral Series).

Katerina serves as Legal Counsel to the Governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Athens, Greece and teaches EU and International tax law at the University of Athens Law School.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
United Kingdom

Philip Baker QC is a practicing barrister and Queen’s Counsel, practicing from chambers in Field Court, Gray’s Inn.  Additionally, he is Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of Oxford University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

He specializes in international aspects of taxation, which covers both corporate and private client matters. He has advised and represented several governments on tax matters, and appeared as an expert in cases around the world.  He has a particular interest in taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights, is author of a book on Double Taxation Conventions, and editor of the International Tax Law Reports.  He was one of the General Reporters on the Practical Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights for the International Fiscal Association Congress in Basel in 2015, and is one of the directors of the Observatory on Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights.