Marie Lamensch is a Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she obtained her PhD in 2014. She also teaches at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and is a trainer at IBFD's International Tax Academy. She also works as Technical Editor of the International VAT Monitor (IBFD). She is member of the VAT expert group of the European Commission and is also academic adviser for the OECD and the World Customs Organisation. Previously, she worked as researcher for the G20 task force on the Financial Transactions Tax and she practiced as a lawyer in Brussels and Luxembourg and worked as teaching assistant in contract law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She obtained the 2015 Maurice Lauré Prize (International Fiscal Association).