Over the past 15 years he has lectured extensively on issues of European and international tax law (at several universities in 12 EU countries, 3 further European countries and 13 non-European countries) and has reported at over 150 specialized tax conferences around the world. He has been invited to present his views in meetings organized by the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the OECD. Prof. Pistone has been visiting professor of European and/or International Tax Law at various universities, including Florida, Lisbon, Louvain UCL, Melbourne (UM and Monash), Paris (I and II) and Sao Paulo. In his IBFD capacity he is a member of the Executive Board of the EATLP (European Association of Tax Law Professors) and of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA (International Fiscal Association).
Prof. Pistone is the editor-in-chief of the World Tax Journal (IBFD), a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international tax journal. He is also a member of the board of editors of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale (Cedam, Italy) and of the scientific board of several other specialized tax journals in Europe, Russia and South America.
He has participated in and directed several research projects. He was a founding member of the GREIT (Group for Research on European International Tax Law), of ILADT’s research project on a Model Tax Convention for Latin-America, of WU Vienna’s research project on International Tax Coordination (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) and of the DeSTaT project on global fiscal transparency and developing countries (funded by the Norwegian Research Council). He is also Executive editor of IBFD’s Global Tax Treaty Commentary project.
Prof. Pistone is a member of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (since 2008), honorary member of the Instituto Uruguayo de Estudios Tributarios (since 2007) and of the Malta Institute of Management (since 2011) and member of the Advisory Board for the Foundation for International Taxation (FIT) (since 2016). Among other prizes and distinctions, he was presented with the EURYI Award of the ERF (European Science Foundation) in 2005.
Prof. Pistone works in seven European languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch). He has published extensively on international and European tax law as (co-)editor of 34 books and author of two books and over 160 articles translated in ten languages around the world.