Prof. Dr Betty Andrade Rodríguez is Managing Editor of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC) and Scientific Coordinator of the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR). She obtained her law degree summa cum laude from Andrés Bello Catholic University, in Caracas, and holds an LLM and a PhD in Law from the Central University of Venezuela. From 2016-2017, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD.
Prior to joining IBFD, Prof. Dr Andrade was an associate of Macleod Dixon (currently Norton Rose Fulbright) and of another major law firm in Caracas. In the field of public administration, she was Reporter of the Civil Chamber of the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice and an advocate in the Venezuelan Antitrust Agency.
Prof. Dr Andrade is a tenured associate professor in the department of Financial Law (Budgetary and Tax Law) and professor of Human Rights and Taxation in the MSc in Constitutional Law at Andrés Bello Catholic University. She has lectured in the advanced LLM programme International Tax Law: Principles, Policy and Practice, a joint project of IBFD and the UvA and has taught Municipal Taxation in the LLM in Tax Law at the Central University of Venezuela, Tax Procedural Law at the Metropolitan University and postgraduate courses at the Institute of Professional Development of Chartered Accountants of Miranda State, also in Venezuela. Prof.
Dr Andrade is a member of the Latin American Tax Law Institute (ILADT), the Panamanian Financial and Tax Law Association (APADEFT) and the Venezuelan Tax Law Association (AVDT) and was a member of the editorial board of the Venezuelan Tax Law Journal from 2007-2009. She has lectured extensively at conferences in Venezuela and abroad and has been National Technical Communicator or National Reporter for Venezuela, as well as a speaker in a number of seminars, at multiple ILADT Conferences since 2010.
Prof. Dr Andrade has authored several published papers and book chapters on tax law, constitutional tax law, tax procedural law, and human Rights and taxation. Her doctoral thesis, on human rights and taxation, received an outstanding qualification by the jury and was awarded an Honourable Mention for the 2016 Annual Award of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences of Venezuela, the most important legal research award in the country. She received the Marco Ramírez Murzi Award, granted by the Venezuelan Association of Tax Law for excellence in academic research in tax law, in 2005 and the Roberto Goldschmidt Award, granted by the Academy of Political and Social Sciences for academic excellence, in 1996.
Prof. Dr Andrade is fluent in Spanish and English, and she has an intermediate knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.