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Stef van Weeghel

Prof. dr Stef van Weeghel is a professor of International Tax Law at the law faculty of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a tax partner and Global Tax Policy leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr Van Weeghel graduated from the University of Leiden in 1983 (Business Law) and in 1987 (Tax Law) and obtained an LLM in Taxation from New York University (1990). In 1997 he received a doctorate in Law from the University of Amsterdam (dissertation: Improper Use of Tax Treaties) and in 2000 he was appointed a tenured professor of International Tax Law at that same university. He authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on international taxation.

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr van Weeghel was a partner at Linklaters from 2007-2009 and a partner at Stibbe from 1992-2007. He was a member of the board of a number of academic and professional organizations, including the Dutch Association for Tax Research (Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap) and the Dutch branch of the International Fiscal Association. Currently he is chair of IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee and chairman of the Board of Trustees of IBFD.

In 2000 Mr Van Weeghel was a member of the Van Rooy-committee that advised the Dutch government on corporate income tax reform. In 2009 he was appointed by the Minister and Secretary of Finance as chair of the Study Group Tax System, a committee that advised the Dutch government on comprehensive tax reform. He regularly advises, and renders second opinions to clients and to other advisers on corporate income tax and tax treaty matters and is also consulted by the Dutch government on a regular basis. On several occasions he has acted as an expert witness in tax matters.