Frans Vanistendael: In Memoriam

7 May 2022
Online event

We hope that you will join us on 6 May 2022 from 15:00-17:30 CET for this unique event, to honour and remember the life and contribution of our dear friend and colleague, Professor Frans Vanistendael.

This event takes place online and attendance is possible subject to prior registration.


The event will feature scientific presentations by various former close contacts and friends of Frans Vanistendael from the European and international tax law community. It will conclude with the 8th Frans Vanistendael Award ceremony and speech by the winner.

Event Programme

Programme highlights:

  • Words of welcome by Jan Maarten Slagter (CEO IBFD)
  • In memoriam of Frans Vanistendael by Pasquale Pistone (Academic Chairman IBFD)
  • Thoughts about Tax Sovereignty and Tax Competition by Maria Teresa Soler Roch (Em. Professor at the University of Alicante)
  • Tax translator by Hugh Ault (Em. Professor Boston College Law School)
  • Chaos as agent of a better system? by Stef van Weeghel (Chairman Board of Trustees IBFD)
  • Frans Vanistendael’s contribution to the development of international tax law in the framework of the International Fiscal Association by Guglielmo Maisto (Vice President of IFA)
  • Delivery of the 8th Frans Vanistendael Award by Pasquale Pistone (Academic Chairman IBFD)
  • Presentation by the 8th Frans Vanistendael Awardee