Eric Robert is a tax policy advisor at the OECD since 2014. Lately, his work has focused primarily on the direct tax challenges posed by digitalisation and preparing the Interim Report on the Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation, released in March 2018. In 2016, he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China to provide support on the G20 tax agenda, in the context of the Chinese G20 presidency. Previously, his work focused on BEPS and the work related to Action 1 (Tax Challenges Raised by the Digital Economy).
Before joining the OECD, Mr Robert worked as a tax advisor in the corporate tax department of Taj (a French law firm and member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited), where he essentially assisted French and foreign groups of companies in structuring their cross-border activities, with a specific focus on international tax issues. He also worked as a Senior Research Associate for IBFD in Amsterdam. During that period, he was, among others, Managing Editor of the European Taxation journal and a tax instructor at the International Tax Academy (ITA).
Mr Robert started his career in 2005 as a teaching assistant at the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, where he taught various postgraduate courses related to Taxes, Public Finances and Constitutional Law. He first obtained a university degree in Law in 2005 and, since 2011, holds a PhD in Public Law from the same university.