IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law


This annual award promotes and celebrates scientific research of the highest standards.

An international jury judges the submitted publications and selects the work that makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law.



The proposed dotation for the Frans Vanistendael Award is EUR 10,000, plus a flat amount for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by attending the award ceremony (if the ceremony takes place on IBFD's premises).

Eligible publications are all articles, books, book chapters and monographs on international tax law (including European Union tax law), in paper or digital format (with an ISBN or ISSN number), published in English between 1 January 2024 and 31 December 2024 that have provided an outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law. In case of doubt, the temporal criterion to ascertain eligibility is the date of the ISBN/ISSN.


The 2025 edition will be carried out with the support of the following jury members:

Philip Baker, Joachim Englisch, Na Li, Pasquale Pistone (Chairman), Stephen Shay, Maria Teresa Soler Roch, Jennifer Roeleveld, Luis Schoueri, Dikshit Sengupta.

Shortlist – 10th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award

Application procedure

Applications may be submitted by anyone (therefore not just by the author) by 31 December 2024 via e-mail to ibfd.award@ibfd.org.

The conferral of the 11th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award will take place in May 2025. 


Find out more about the 2024 award and our most recent winners.


Previous award winners