International Taxation: What Role for the UN?

13 May 2023
Hybrid (Amsterdam/Online)

We are thrilled to announce that registration is open for our free upcoming event – International Taxation: What Role for the UN? 

Hosted by IBFD Academic, this hybrid event will be held on the 12 of May and 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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This illustrious event will cover a range of important subjects, including a lecture on sovereignty and its place in the international tax realm, a technical panel discussion on the 15th anniversary of the World Tax Journal, and a presentation on the key findings of the 2022 Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR) Annual Report.

One of the many highlights will be the announcement of the 9th Frans Vanistendael Award winner, which recognizes excellence in international tax research. The event promises to be a valuable opportunity for academics in international tax to engage with leading experts in the field and stay up to date with the latest developments.

Commenting on the event, IBFD Academic Chairman Pasquale Pistone said: "We are excited to bring together a distinguished group of experts to discuss the important topics in international taxation. Our hybrid event format will allow for a dynamic exchange of ideas among our in-person and online attendees, and we look forward to a stimulating and productive discussion."

Spaces for in-person attendance are limited to 30 people, so we encourage you to register early to secure your spot. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed online.

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Event Programme

13:30 – 13:35 Opening (5 minutes)
Jan Maarten Slagter, CEO of IBFD

13:35 – 13:45 9th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award: Announcement of the winner (10 minutes)
Pasquale Pistone, Academic Chairman of IBFD

13:45 – 14:00 Presentation by the 9th Frans Vanistendael Awardee(15 minutes)

14:00 – 14:45 The 10th IBFD Global Scholar in-Residence Distinguished Lecture: Sovereignty - Does it still have a place in the international tax realm? (45 minutes)
Jennifer Roeleveld, Em. Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15 years of the World Tax Journal – looking back and ahead at the role of the UN
in the development of international taxation

Chair: Rebecca Roes, Head of Tax Vodafone (Germany)

15:00 – 15:05 Introductory words (5 minutes)
Rebecca Roes, Head of Tax Vodafone (Germany)

15:05 – 15:15 Reflections on 15 years of the WTJ (10 minutes)
Craig West, Managing Editor of the IBFD World Tax Journal

15:15 – 15:35 IBFD – UN cooperation and the practical impact of the UN deviations (20 minutes)
Jan de Goede, Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management IBFD

15:35 – 15:55 UN and the digitalised economy (20 minutes)
Andrés Báez Moreno, Professor of Tax Law at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (Spain)

15:55 – 16:15 Wealth and Solidarity Taxes (20 minutes)
Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre

16:15 – 16:35 Dispute resolution and prevention (20 minutes)
Natalia Quiñones, Partner at Quiñones Cruz Abogados (Colombia)

16:35 – 16:55 The UN GA resolution the possible UN Multilateral treaty (20 minutes)
Philip Baker, King’s Counsel (United Kingdom)

16:55 – 17:25 Presentation of the Main Findings of the 2022 Annual Report of the IBFD Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (30 minutes)
Pasquale Pistone, Academic Chairman of IBFD
Philip Baker, King’s Counsel (United Kingdom)

17:25 – 17:30 Closing Remarks (5 minutes)
Pasquale Pistone, Academic Chairman of IBFD