Dr Irma Mosquera is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD (cum laude) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2007 and is a qualified Colombian lawyer. Until 2017, Dr Mosquera worked at IBFD as a senior research associate and as a tax adviser at Hamelink & Van den Tooren. She has also worked as a tax adviser at PwC in the Netherlands and as an assistant professor at the University of Utrecht.
Dr Mosquera has been a speaker on tax law issues at several conferences and seminars in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Her areas of expertise are international tax law and comparative tax law in developed and developing countries. She is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and the Dutch Fiscal Association and a member of the international research DeSTaT project Sustainable Tax Governance in Developing Countries through Global Tax Transparency, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals. In 2017, she was awarded a prestigious ERC starting grant to carry out research from 2018-2022 on a New Model of Global Governance in International Tax Law Making. She will be investigating the implementation of BEPS minimum standards in 12 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.