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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

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


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


John F. Avery Jones CBE

Graduated from Cambridge University.  Retired 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

Niels Bammens

Niels Bammens is an Assistant Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Leuven in 2011 with a dissertation on the non-discrimination principle in international and European tax law, and has practiced as a tax advisor in Belgium.

Course: Tax Treaties


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

Chiara Bardini

Chiara Bardini is a director at Ashurst in Luxembourg. With more than fifteen years of experience, she advises multinational enterprises, investment funds and family offices on direct taxation and international tax law matters, with a focus on double tax treaties, EU law and Luxembourg domestic taxation. She graduated in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan, 2002) and obtained the LLM degree in International Taxation from the University of Leiden (2008), where she was a Teaching Assistant during the 2008-2009 academic year. Chiara is the author of several tax publications. 


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

Paula Benéitez

After graduating in Law and Economics from University Carlos III of Madrid, Ms. c completed her LLM in International Taxation at the International Tax Center of Leiden University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also served as teaching assistant in the 2015 fall term. Ms. Benéitez is an associate in the international tax department of Cuatrecasas, where she regularly advises on tax issues related to crossborder transactions and on international tax issues related to sportsmen and high net-worth individuals.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

Arnaud Booij

Arnaud Booij is a tax litigation lawyer/partner at Booij Bikkers Advocaten in Haarlem, a boutique firm specialized in tax litigation. He focuses on tax procedures (also for the Dutch Supreme Court), third party tax liability claims and international tax disputes. He works also a registered mediator (Mfn register mediator and ADR International Certified Mediator/Arbiter/Negotiator) in tax disputes and corporate disputes.
In the past he worked as tax partner for Spigt Litigators, Höcker Advocaten and Baker & McKenzie (tax treaties/cross border transaction). In 2003 Arnaud wrote his PHD thesis at the Leiden University about the director’s liability for company tax claims.
Apart from his law practice, he works as lecturer at Leiden University (tax litigation, MootCourt), deputy judge at the The Hague Tax Court in first instance, teacher at the International Tax Center in Leiden (Tax Treaties, exchange of information, assistance in tax matters) and as teacher in several tax education programs. He is editor for Kluwer Modellen voor de Rechtspraktijk, Fiscale modellen, Tijdschrift Formeel Belastingrecht (SDU) and is board member of the Vereniging Fiscale Mediation (Association for Business Mediation). He is member of the tax committee of the Dutch Bar association and is Dutch national reporter for the EATLP congress 2015. Arnaud regularly publishes scientific articles. 

Course: Tax Treaties



Jeroen Bijl

Jeroen Bijl is an Executive Director at EY in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jeroen is the Indirect Tax leader for the Consumer Products and Retail (CP&R) sector, with a strong focus on and practical experience with all VAT issues relating to promotional activities (e.g. loyalty schemes, vouchers). Jeroen also works with both multinational and local (Dutch) clients, focussing on managing the VAT position and VAT function, and on the specifics of Holding and Finance entities established in the Netherlands. Jeroen is responsible for the Indirect Tax Knowledge-to-Market efforts for EY Netherlands. 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 promotional activities).

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

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


Ronald van den Brekel 

Ronald van den Brekel is an international tax partner at Ernst & Young, Rotterdam. He is leading the transfer pricing practice in Belgium and Netherlands. From 2004 until 2009 he has been Chair of the Dutch Tax Administration´s Transfer Pricing coordination group. 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

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


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





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

Tiago C. Neves

Tiago C. Neves is responsible for international tax at the Lisbon office of Garrigues (Portugal). Tiago advises clients mainly on international structuring, M&A, restructuring, financial products and wealth management.  Before joining Garrigues in 2007, Tiago worked Arthur Andersen (later Deloitte) and IBFD (Netherlands). Tiago holds a Law Degree from Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon, 1999) and LLM in International Taxation (Leiden, 2004). 

Kadambari Chari

Kadambari Chari is an assistant manager in the tax function at KPMG in Malta, specialising in tax structuring, group restructuring, financing and other international tax issues. She also gives lectures on the OECD Model Tax Convention and Malta’s Double Tax Agreements for the course leading to the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) conferred by the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation. Kadambari concluded her Law degree at Symbiosis International University in India in 2007 and, in 2011-2012, followed the Advanced LLM in International Tax Law at the International Tax Center Leiden, where she stayed on as a teaching assistant and subsequently as the programme and academic coordinator. 

Course: Tax Treaties

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



Giammarco Cottani

Giammarco Cottani is partner of Ludovici Piccone & 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.
Lecturer in postgraduate courses in international taxation both in Europe and the Americas.

Courses: Adv LLM papers, Transfer Pricing


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

 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





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

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

Kasper Dziurdz


Kasper Dziurdz studied “Business and Law” at WU, and started to work at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law as a Research and Teaching Associate in 2006. He received his post-doctoral lecturing qualification in 2012 by finishing his Ph.D. thesis on “Short-Term Assignments of Employees in International Tax Law” (awarded the European Academic Tax Thesis Award 2013). He has been doing research on and published in the area of European and international tax law as well as on VAT law and Austrian national tax law. Dr. Dziurdz is currently working on his habilitation thesis on “Non-Discrimination in International Tax Law” and is receiving an APART fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 

Course: Tax Treaties


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



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


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




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


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

Giampaolo Genta

Giampaolo Genta is a managing associate from the tax team of BonelliErede, where he focuses on legal opinions, investment funds, M&A, real estate tranactions and assistance to high net-worth individuals. Before joining BonelliErede, he worked at the Italian office of a UK law firm. He has an LLM in international taxation from the University of Leiden, where he also served as a teaching assistant.

Course: Fundamentals of International Tax Law



Jan de Goede

Jan de Goede is Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management, reporting to the CEO of IBFD. He  held several management positions, including Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre and previously at the Dutch Ministry of Finance where he worked 19 years. Besides tax knowledge management, he performs many academic, teaching and government consultancy activities. He is professor of International Tax Law at Lodz University in Poland, visiting professor at the Renmin University of China and the Finance University of Russia. He is IBFD liaison officer for matters relating to the UN (member various Subcommittees), the OECD and the ICC ( member Tax Committee). He was granted the Knight’s Cross in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Course: Tax Treaties


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

Carlos González

Carlos González Lerena is a tax advisor at BGL Asesores Legales y Fiscales, where he advises clients on tax matters, cross-border transactions and international structuring. Lecturer at the Latin America Executive Program in International Tax Law and paper supervisor at ITC Leiden. He also contributes with IBFD and ITC Leiden writing tax-related documents and chapters about Uruguay. He is a Certified Public Accountant (University of Montevideo) and holds an Adv. LL.M. degree in International Tax Law (Leiden University). Member of IFA and the Uruguayan Institute of Tax Studies.

Courses: Tax Treaties

Ignacio Gordillo 

Ignacio Gordillo (1979) is Director at Montero Aramburu Abogados office in Madrid (Spain). He is member of the Madrid Bar association and honorary fellow at University of Seville. Ignacio graduated in Law, in Economics and in Business Administration at University of Seville.
He received a LL.M. in Spanish taxation (2002) and an Adv LL.M. in International Tax Law from Leiden University (2012) with honours (cum laude). He worked as teaching assistant at ITC Leiden and as international tax lawyer for worldwide renowned firms in Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Ignacio has authored and co-authored several articles and books and is a frequent lecturer on international and EU tax law matters in both English and Spanish. Ignacio is experienced in M&A operations, international structuring and inbound investment in Spain.

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

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

Peter A. Harris

Peter Harris is a Professor of Tax Law at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Director of the Centre for Tax Law and Director of the LLM. His primary academic interest is in international, corporate and comparative tax law, its history and development. He is a Fellow of and the Director of Studies in law at Churchill College. He is the author of five international tax books, the most recent being Corporate Tax Law (2013). He is the Academic Editor of the Cambridge Tax Law Series (CUP) and Assistant Editor (International) for the British Tax Review ,and a Technical Assistance Adviser for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a consultant for the Financing for Development Unit of the United Nations.

Course: Fundamentals of International Tax Law

Werner Haslehner

Werner Haslehner is Professor of Law with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg, where he holds the ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation, and Director of its LL.M. Programme in EU and International Tax Law. He joined the Faculty as Associate Professor in 2013 after holding full-time academic positions at JKU Linz and the LSE, and was appointed Full Professor in 2015. His research interests cover all aspects of international taxation, including the impact of EU law, and tax policy.

Course: Tax Treaties

Loek Helderman

Loek is a partner at KPMG Meijburg & Co since 2010 following almost 25 years in the employ of Unilever. He specializes in international taxation, transfer pricing and corporate restructuring. He has worked on numerous international projects in these fields, i.e. projects related to business transformations, transactions in goods, services and intellectual property rights. In his current position at KPMG Meijburg & Co, Loek supports multinational enterprises with local and international tax matters. Loek is a Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), has a master degree in tax law at Tilburg University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing – elective course

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

Sanjay Iyer, CA, LLM

Sanjay is a Partner at Iyer Practice Advisers (Singapore and Hong Kong) where he advises clients on international tax matters. He is currently the Chair of the YIN Committee of the International Fiscal Association. He also oversees the Hong Kong office of the Firm. Sanjay previously worked at EY London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has a first class honours degree from Imperial College and Masters in International Tax from Leiden University.

Course:  Corporate international tax planning

Bob van Kasteren

Bob van KasterenBob van Kasteren is a tax adviser and lawyer (advocaat) at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam. He has master’s degrees in Tax Law and Financial Economics and specialises in international tax advice, in particular in the area of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions and cross-border investments.” 

Course:  Corporate international tax planning

Machiel Lambooij

Machiel Lambooij is tax advisor and Dutch lawyer (advocaat) practicing international tax (primarily in M&A). He is a partner with Freshfields in Amsterdam. He is also teaching (international) tax law at various educational institutions, chair of the Dutch IFA Branch, chair of the committee on legislative proposals of the Dutch Tax Advisors Association, member of the examination committee of the Dutch Bar Association and board member of “The Law Firm School”. He is author of various publications on international tax matters including on administrative assistance. Machiel is an alumnus of Leyden University.

Course: Advanced EU Tax Law – elective course

Vincent van der Lans

Vincent van der Lans (1981), tax adviser, is a member of the International Tax practice group. He specialises in international tax issues, particularly for multinational corporations, financial institutions and investment funds (including private equity and venture capital). In 2008, he was seconded for six months to an American law firm in New York and from 2008 to 2011 he worked at Loyens & Loeff’s New York office.Vincent is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Course: Corporate international tax planning



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

Gildardo Lili

Gildardo is an International tax Senior Manager with PwC Luxembourg. As part of PwC’s International Tax Services team, Gildardo assists in advising multinational companies with respect to the optimization of their worldwide effective tax rates through the restructuring of global and regional operations, the tax-efficient repatriation of earnings from foreign jurisdictions, the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment of new business operations, with a particular emphasis on the value chain transformation practice.
After 4 years of experience as part of the New York based International Tax Services (ITS) team, he joined PwC Luxembourg as a Manager for the ITS team. Gildardo holds an LL.M. in International Tax Law from the Leiden University School of Law in Leiden, the Netherlands

Course: Corporate international tax planning

Raymond Luja

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

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law

Margriet Lukkien

Margriet E. Lukkien, tax partner with Loyens & Loeff, is a member of the international Tax practice group. She advises multinationals, banks and sovereign wealth funds on corporate tax and dividend tax aspects and specialises in international structuring/restructuring, aircraft leasing and international tax planning taking into account the recent OECD and EU developments on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB), secretary of the NOB’s International Tax Affairs committee, member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and member of the International Bar Association (IBA). 

Course:  Corporate international tax planning, International tax and BEPS development


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

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

Claudio Mazzoleni

Claudio Mazzoleni is an associate at BonelliErede’s Milan offices. He mainly advises multinationals on international tax law, with particular focus on transfer pricing rules. Claudio obtained an LLM in international taxation from the University of Leiden (2010), where he served as a teaching assistant for the 2010—2011 academic year.

Course: Fundamentals of International Tax LawAdvanced Transfer Pricing – elective course



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



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




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


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




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


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



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

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



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




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


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




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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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




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

Rogier Sterk

Rogier Sterk (1975), tax adviser with Loyens & Loeff, is a member of the Tax practice group. He advises clients who are engaged in the Netherlands with respect to the exploration for and production of oil and gas and companies which structure international exploration and production activities through the Netherlands. Engaged with advising on transfer pricing related issues (advance pricing agreements, general audits, corresponding adjustments, mutual consultation procedures, etc.). Worked in Switzerland for four and a half years (of which two years in Geneva and two and a half years in Zurich).

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing – elective course 


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


Rita Szudoczky
Teaching Associate

Rita Szudoczky is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria. Rita obtained her PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. Previously, Rita had also worked for the IBFD and Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam, as well as in various law firms in Budapest, Hungary. She has a law degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and LLM degrees from the Central European University, Budapest (International Business Law), and from Leiden University (EU Law and International Tax Law).

Courses: Basics of EU Tax Law, Adv LLM papers

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




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) and Leiden. She holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and earned her habilitation at the University of Basel. Her research focuses on two areas in particular: 1) EU equality and non-discrimination law, both in the economic and in the social law context, and 2) the special legal relationship between Switzerland and the European Union. Prof. Tobler is an enthusiastic Moot Court judge for the European Law Moot Court Competition (www.europeanlawmootcourt.eu/) and a co-founder of “The EU Law in Charts Project” which aims at using visualisation in legal teaching (www.eur-charts.eu).

Course: Basics of EU Tax Law





Rafael Triginelli 

Rafael Triginelli Miraglia is a Senior Tax Manager with the Global Transfer Pricing Team of KPMG China and member of the firm’s BEPS Center of Excellence. His practice focuses on design and implementation of transfer pricing systems, business restructuring and outbound investments.
Rafael is graduated in Law (UFMG, Brazil, 2004) and has obtained the degrees of Master of Laws (PUC, Brazil, 2008) and LL.M. in International Tax Law (ITC, Leiden University, 2011). He has taught courses in Tax and Constitutional Law at PUC.
Before joining KPMG China, Rafael worked as Tax Associate with the European Transfer Pricing Group of Baker McKenzie, in the Netherlands, and prior to that as Head of Tax with Catta Preta Leal Advogados, in Brazil.

Course: Transfer Pricing


Ágata Uceda

Ágata Uceda is director with the transfer pricing team of KPMG Meijburg & Co. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the transfer pricing field and advises multinationals on a variety of transfer pricing issues, including: due diligence before acquisitions or reorganizations; design, documentation and implementation of efficient transfer pricing policies; valuation of intangibles and other assets for tax purposes. Ms Uceda also has experience negotiating advance pricing agreements and defending complex transfer pricing audits. Most recently, she has acted as expert witness supporting tax litigation in several European countries.

Courses: Transfer Pricing, Adv LLM papers

Hein Vermeulen

Prof. Dr. Hein Vermeulen is Dutch Country Leader of PwC’s EU Direct Tax Group (EUDTG). The EUDTG is PwC’s pan-European network of EU law experts covering all areas of direct tax: the fundamental freedoms, EU directives, State aid rules, etc. Hein is a Member of PwC’s international EUDTG’s EU Law Technical Committee and the EUDTG State Aid Working Group. Hein joined PwC in 2007. Prior to joining PwC Hein was an attorney at law at one of the largest Dutch law firms.
Hein is also a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam where he teaches European and International Tax Law. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the IBFD’s Journal Articles collection Derivatives & Financial Instruments, Vakstudie Nieuws and author of Highlights & Insights on European Taxation, Kluwer Law International.
He authored the book ‘Dutch Fiscal Investment Institution’ (Kluwer Law 2012), and edited and co-authored the books: ‘The Tax Treatment of CIVs and REITs’ (IBFD, 2013) and ‘Foundations of International Tax Law’ (in Dutch: Grondslagen internationaal belastingrecht 2015 and 2016).
Hein studied law with a specialization in tax law and obtained a doctorate in tax law at the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on the cutting edge of tax law, civil law and administrative law.

Course: Tax Treaties

Zurzolo Vincenzo

Senior economist at Copenhagen Economics with broad experience in Transfer Pricing.
Zurzolo Vincenzo has supported several MNEs in the context of Advance Pricing Agreements with the Italian Tax Authority, in post-APA maintenance, and in litigation with the Tax Authorities. Deep experience in benchmark analyses, economic studies, technical and TP Documentation (Masterfile and Local File).
He has collaborated in Valuation projects: e.g. purchase price allocation, impairment test, company and brand evaluations and analysis concerning the Italian Patent Box Regime.
Main industries: Fashion & Luxury, Tobacco, Furniture & Lighting, Automotive, and Industrial Equipment.
Company: Copenhagen Economics.
Studies: Master in business administration at Fondazione CUOA; Degree in economics at University of Messina.

Course: Advanced Transfer Pricing – elective course 

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 and Leiden. 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

Simon Xuereb

Simon graduated in 2009 after concluding his Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree at the University of Malta. He then proceeded to specialise in International and EU taxation at the International Tax Centre, Leiden University, in the Netherlands where he successfully followed a Masters of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law. Simon is a Director in the tax function at KPMG in Malta, where he leads private client and global mobility services, with a particular focus on tax planning and compliance for International Private Clients in respect of wealth management solutions, high-value asset acquisition and disposal structuring and immigration services. 

Course: Corporate international tax planning