GTTC Universities Competition Finals

31 May 2023
Hybrid (Amsterdam/Online)

We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the finals of this prestigious competition, which promotes research in international tax law among university students.

This hybrid event will be open to a limited number of participants in-person at the IBFD headquarters, as well as online, for attendees around the world.

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In its seventh edition, this year's competition focuses on the scope and framework of tax treaties, specifically articles 1-4 and 29-32 of the OECD Model. This edition also marks the exciting return of an in-person event, creating an atmosphere of collaboration and academic excellence.

This year, we received an impressive number of submissions from ten universities representing nine countries worldwide. After a rigorous review process by our esteemed jury, comprising our Professor in Residence Prof. Jennifer Roeleveld, Prof. Jan de Goede (IBFD) , and Dr. Joanna Wheeler (IBFD), we are pleased to announce the selection of the top four teams for the final round of the competition:

  • Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (Brazil)
  • Center for International Tax Law and Comparative Taxation at Xiamen University (China)
  • Tampere University (Finland)
  • Erasmus University (the Netherlands)

This captivating event will see the four finalist teams presenting their research to the jury, showcasing their deep insights and innovative approaches to the scope and framework of tax treaties. The competition will culminate in the eagerly awaited announcement of the winning team, marking a significant milestone in their academic journey.

Don't miss the announcement of the winning team, which promises to be an exciting highlight of the event. Save the date for 31 May, and be part of this intriguing afternoon of academic excellence.

Event Programme

12:30 – 13:00 Registration

13:00 – 15:30 GTTC Universities Competition – Scope and Framework

Presentations by the four finalist teams of their findings (max. 25 min each followed by max. 10 min questions from the jury), with a 10-minute break after the first two presentations.
The jury will be composed of Prof. Jennifer Roeleveld, Prof. Jan de Goede and Dr Joanna Wheeler.

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break (Discussion of the jury)

15:50 – 15:55 Announcement of the winning team

15:55 – 16:00 Concluding remarks and closing