Prof. Dr Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD (the Netherlands). He holds a Jean Monnet ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna (Austria) and is habilitated as Full Professor of Tax Law in Italy and Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy).
Prof. Dr Pistone is Professor Honoris Causa at the Ural State Law University (Russia), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Örebro (Sweden) and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
He is editor-in-chief of IBFD’s World Tax Journal, International Tax Studies, Doctoral Series and Global Tax Treaty Commentaries. He is co-editor of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale and a member of the editorial committee of many other publications.
Prof. Dr Pistone is also co-director of IBFD’s Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights, co-chair of the Tax Committee of the International Law Association, secretary of the Executive Board of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP), a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), president of the Ius Fiscale Europaeum research centre, president of the Italian Association for Latin American Tax Law (AIDTLA) and, in such capacity, member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Institute for Tax Law (ILADT).
Prof. Dr Pistone has (co-)edited more than 60 books and authored seven books and more than 230 articles and/or book chapters. He is fluent in seven languages, in which he regularly lectures and presents. He has published in 12 languages.
His core research areas are international and European tax law. His current specific research interests include analysis of ECJ tax case law, tax treaties, taxation of the digitalized economy, protection of taxpayers’ rights, inter-nation tax equity in relations with developing countries, settlement of cross-border tax disputes and the impact of public international law on international tax law.