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Spring 2022:  US Tax Law


General information

In the period April-May 2022, ITC will once again offer courses on US Corporate Taxation and US International Taxation.

The US Corporate Taxation course will be taught by Prof. Scott M. Levine
The US International Taxation will be taught by Prof. Stephen E. Shay

US Corporate taxation will be offered online; the lectures of US International Taxation will most probably be offered in a hybrid form: simultaneously live at the ITC and online.


US Corporate Taxation:  Prof. Scott M. Levine


Scott M. Levine is a tax partner at the global law firm of Jones Day where he 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 in both the domestic and cross-border contexts. He also has negotiated numerous private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service in the corporate, international, financial instruments, and energy credit tax areas. Before joining Jones Day, Mr. Levine was a senior manager in KPMG’s national tax office. Mr. Levine is also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and the International Tax Center Leiden in the Netherlands, where he teaches courses on U.S. corporate and international taxation. He frequently lectures and participates as a panelist at programs for the ABA, D.C. Bar, Practising Law Institute (PLI), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Southern Federal Tax Institute (SFTI), and other organizations and universities addressing a wide range of income tax topics and policies. Mr. Levine is an active member of the ABA’s Tax Section, the current chair of the ABA’s Corporate Tax Committee, and the primary author of several comment letters including more recently the ABA’s recent comment letters on the proposed global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) regulations, the temporary section 245A regulations, the final GILTI regulations, and the proposed opportunity zone regulations. Mr. Levine was a two-term member of the D.C. Bar Tax Section’s Steering Committee and chair of the Tax Section’s Corporate Tax Committee. He has been chair of the D.C. Bar’s Annual Tax Reform Conference since its inception in 2017.


Course fee: € 1175 (excl. of VAT *) but discount if both courses are taken (see below under ‘Discounts and Sponsoring’).  The course fee includes readers.  The e-book used in this course must be ordered and paid for by the participant  (see information below on how to purchase your e-book)
Period: 11-21 April 2022:  seven lectures @ 3 hours:  7 pm – 10 pm CET ** [Central European Time]
Mon 11 April 2022
Tue 12 April 2022
Wed 13 April 2022
Thu 14 April 2022
Tue 19 April 2022
Wed 20 April 2022
Thu 21 April 2022

Participants that have attended at least five of the seven classes will receive upon request a certificate of attendance.  Dutch participants that are interested, may register for a test (exam) at the end of the course (25 April 2022, 10.00-12.30h).

US International Taxation:  Prof. Stephen E. Shay


Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty as a Professor of Practice in 2011, Mr. Shay was Deputy Assistant Secretary for the International Tax Affairs in the United States Department of the Treasury. Prior to re-joining the Treasury Department in 2009, Mr. Shay was a tax partner for 22 years with Ropes & Gray, LLP. Mr. Shay served in the Office of International Tax Counsel at the Department of Treasury, including as International Tax Counsel, from 1982 to 1987, during which Mr. Shay actively participated in the development and enactment of international provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Mr. Shay is President of the American Tax Policy Institute Board of Trustees and is the IBFD Professor in Residence for 2015. Mr. Shay serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and has been active in the American Bar Association Tax Section as a Council Director and Chair of the Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, in the American Law Institute as an Associate Reporter and in the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association. Mr. Shay is a 1972 graduate of Wesleyan University, and he earned his J.D. and his M.B.A. from Colombia University in 1976.



Course fee: € 1500 (excl. of VAT *). The course fee includes readers. The e-book used in this course must be ordered and paid for by the participant  (see information below on how to purchase your e-book)
Period:  2-18 May 2022:  nine lectures @ 3 hours:  7 pm – 10 pm CET **   [Central European Time]
Mon 2 May 2022
Tue 3 May 2022
Fri 6 May 2022
Mon 9 May 2022
Tue 10 May 2022
Thu 12 May 2022
Mon 16 May 2022
Tue 17 May 2022
Wed 18 May 2022

Participants that have attended at least seven of the nine classes will receive upon request a certificate of attendance.  Dutch participants that are interested may register for a test (exam) at the end of the course (23 May 2022, 10.00-12.30h).

* All applications are subject to 21% VAT unless made by a non-EU resident or by a (non-Dutch) EU resident with a VAT registration number.

** Applicants that live in a time zone where it is later than in The Netherlands (Asia, etc.), please contact bart.bosman@itc-leiden.nl (with cc to mail@vanraad.eu) to discuss whether a different viewing time can be arranged.

Purchasing your own ebook

The e-books that are required for the US Tax Law courses can be purchased directly through the West Academic website, westacademic.com.

If you are participating in the US Corporate Taxation course, you need the e-book: ‘Burke’s Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Stockholders in a Nutshell (8th edition)’. To purchase, click here.

If you are participating in the US International Taxation course, you need the e-book: ‘Herzfeld’s International Taxation in a Nutshell (12th edition)’. To purchase, click here.

Please make sure to select the e-book version of the book you need. Once purchased, the e-book(s) will be made available for you to download through the publisher’s website Vital Source.

Please note that the listed prices are in US dollars.

Discount code
West Academic offers a 10% discount for all purchases at westacademic.com. To receive the 10% discount, enter promo code LAW10 at checkout. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. If you have a promotional discount code of greater value, you should enter it in the promotional box and the higher discount will apply.

Discounts & Sponsoring

Participants that register for both the US Corporate Taxation and the US International Taxation courses (16 classes in total) are eligible for a discount:  they pay a combined fee of € 2250 (excl. VAT) instead of € 2675.

We are also pleased to offer a special 15% alumni discount for Adv LLM alumni of ITC Leiden who are interested in participating in the US Tax Law courses. To obtain the discount, register for the course through the ITC website and indicate in the form that you are an ITC alumnus and include your graduation year. Note that the discount cannot be transferred.

Further discounts are available for firms that (co-)sponsor the course:
⧠  A main sponsor pays € 14,400 (excl. of VAT) and can send up to eight people to participate in both courses (€ 1,800 per participant instead of
€ 2,250)
⧠  A co-sponsor pays € 7,500 (excl. of VAT) and can send up to four people to attend both courses.

Names of the main sponsors and co-sponsors will be mentioned appropriately on the readers and in the lectures.

Information & registration

O For further information about this course or about (co-)sponsorship, please contact Bart Bosman at bart.bosman@itc-leiden.nl or by phone at +31 71 751.01.25.
O To register for the US Tax Law courses, please click here.