Copenhagen EU Tax Law Conference 2019

09:00 - 16:30
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Kromann Reumert and the University of Copenhagen cordially invite you to the 5th annual Copenhagen conference on EU tax law.

Aimed at practitioners, in-house tax professionals, advisors and policy makers, this year's conference will focus on: 


  • Withholding tax in the EU context, and
  • Resolving tax disputes in the EU and beyond


Prof. Dr. Dennis Weber, University of Amsterdam (UvA) Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL), head of Loyens & Loeff's European direct tax law practice


  • Juliane Kokott, Prof Dr. , LL.M. (Am. Univ.), S.J.D. (Harvard), Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Pasquale Pistone, Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno and Academic Chairman of IBFD


  • Simon Whitehead, founding partner of specialist litigation firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
  • Jonathan Schwarz, barrister at Temple Tax Chambers in London 
  • Sandra Knaepen, Head of Mutual Agreement Procedure Unit at the International Co-operation and Tax Administration Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (OECD)  
  • Georg Wilfried Kofler, Professor of Tax Law at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Global Professor of Law at NYU (Spring 2019)
  • Luc De Broe, Professor and Chair of Tax Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and head of the tax litigation team of LAGA law firm in Brussels
  • Philip Baker, Queen's Counsel practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in London


The conference is aimed at practitioners, in-house tax professionals, advisors and policy makers.

Certificates of participation will be issued upon request. Under the Danish rules on mandatory training for lawyers the conference qualifies for seven lessons.


09:15  Registration, coffee and tea

09:45  Welcome and introduction

10:00  Keynote speech by Pasquale Pistone

         Withholding taxes and EU tax law: concept and impact on fundamental freedoms

10:30  Panel 1: Withholding tax in the EU context

             Beneficial ownership - A term of one or more meanings?
             by Philip Baker 

             Tax treaties and withholding taxes in the EU context

             by Jonathan Schwarz 

             The General Anti-Abuse Rule of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: An Analysis
             Against the Wider Perspective of the European Court of Justice's Case Law on Abuse
             of EU Law

             by Luc De Broe

12:30  Lunch break

13:30  Keynote speech by Juliane Kokott 

             Taxpayers' rights

14:00  Panel 2: Resolving tax disputes in the EU and Beyond

              OECD countries' commitment to resolve tax disputes (Action 14)

              by Sandra Knaepen

              A critical assessment of the new EU tax dispute resolution directive

              by Georg Wilfried Kofler 

               Upcoming cases

               by Simon Whitehead

16:00  Summary and Conclusions 
             by Professor Dennis Weber 

16:30  Networking, drinks and snacks

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