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Diana van Hout

Diana van Hout 
Diana van Hout is professor of Tax Law at Tilburg University and deputy judge at the Higher Tax Court (Court of Appeals) in ’s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands). She was a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD Academic. She wrote her PhD thesis about mediation in tax disputes, which was acclaimed best thesis of 2012 and 2013 by the Dutch Association of Tax Scholars.Her areas of expertise are procedural tax law (including taxpayers’ rights, enforcement and criminal tax law) and dispute resolution (including alternative dispute resolution, preventing disputes and compliance). She has taught Dispute Resolution and Enforcement at Utrecht University to tax officials of developing countries and countries in transition (e.g. Rwanda, Suriname, Tanzania and Thailand).

Prof. Dr van Hout is a regular speaker at congresses and has more than 20 years of teaching experience at both graduate and postgraduate level in several Dutch universities, academic institutions, etc. In the past she worked as a tax lawyer and as an attorney at law in the Netherlands. She has published extensively about procedural tax law and mediation. She acts as an expert in tax mediation for the Dutch Mediation Institute (Mediatorsfederatie Nederland) and is a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Dutch Committee of Tax Mediators. Furthermore, she is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Scholars and the International Association of Tax Judges.