Graduate Tax Program

EC Tax Policy Seminar

March 14, 2008, 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law

There is no fee for this event.


Keynote Address on Current and Future Developments in European Tax Policy

9:30–10:45 a.m
Servaas van Thiel, Head of the Tax Policy Division, EU Council of Ministers; Visiting Professor at NYU School of Law; Director, LLM in Taxation, Free University Belgium

The draft of their paper is not publicly available, but the final keynote address will be published in the Tax Law Review.

Tracy Kaye, Seton Hall University School of Law
Otmar Thömmes, Global Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche
Peter Wattel, Advocate General, Dutch Supreme Court; Professor of EC Tax Law, Univ. of Amsterdam


A Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base for Europe

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m
Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy, School of Policy Studies, University of Calgary
Joann Martens Weiner, Adjunct Professor of Economics, George Washington University; Tax Analysts

The draft is not publicly available, but the final paper will be published in the Tax Law Review.

Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School
Kimberly Clausing, Reed College
Mattias Mors, Principal Advisor, Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission Slides
Stephen Utz, University of Connecticut School of Law


ECJ & Direct Taxation

2:00 – 3:45 p.m
Walter Hellerstein, University of Georgia School of Law
Georg Kofler, NYU School of Law
Ruth Mason, University of Connecticut School of Law

Constitutional Constraints on Corporate Tax Integration in the US and EU is available.

Pasquale Pistone, University of Salerno and EURYI-ESF Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Michael Tumpel, Director, LLM in European Tax Law, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Clemens Philipp Schindler, bpv Hügel Attorneys, Vienna
Alvin Warren, Harvard Law School


European Tax Policy in a Global Context

4:00 – 5:30 p.m
Michael Lennard, Chief, International Tax Cooperation and Trade Section, Financing for Development Office, UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
H. David Rosenbloom, NYU School of Law
Daniel Shaviro, NYU School of Law
John Steines, NYU School of Law

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