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Summer Courses


22-26 June, 2015

IDEFF is organizing the 7th edition of the GREIT Lisbon Summer Course. This year’s Course will focus on “TAX EVASION, TAX AVOIDANCE AND AGGRESSIVE TAX PLANNING”, from 22-26 June, 2015.

This year’s course is once again structured to foster debate among both lecturers and participants from different countries, enabling all participants to enter into a detailed analysis of the current tax topics under discussion in the U.S. and European Union.

Topics selected are the following:

U.S. Perspective on MNC Tax Avoidance and BEPS; A EU Approach on Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and BEPS; The OECD & EU Agendas and Output : Follow Up; Avoidance and Aggressive Tax Planning under BEPS in light of EU Law: The case of Harmful Tax Competition, Hybrids and Domestic and Treaty Abuse Actions 5, 2 and 6; Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance and Aggressive Tax Planning from the U.S. Perspective; Tax Avoidance and GAARs – EU & Domestic Law; Specific Reaction to Aggressive Tax Planning : Interplay between Anti-Hybrid and CFC Rules; Interest Deductions: Interest Barrier Rules & Residence in Tax Treaties and in EU Law; The PPT Rule, LOB Clauses, Saving Clause and Exit Taxes in Action 6 and in light of EU Law; Avoidance, Aggressive Tax Planning and the EU Directives; Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and Aggressive Tax Planning in VAT; Perspectives for EU primary and secondary law: mandatory automatic exchange of information on rulings; tackling unfair tax competition/state aid and ECJ's interpretation of the new GAARs & SAARs. 
The course will also comprise the analysis of case studies from case law dealing with the topics above mentioned.

The international panel of lecturers includes distinguished academics and professionals:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Rust (WU Wien); Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Dourado (CIDEEFF/Univ. of Lisbon); Prof. Dr. Cécile Brokelind (Univ. of Lund); Prof. Dr. Dennis Weber (Univ. of Amsterdam);Prof. Dr. Frans Vanistendael (KU Univ. of Leuven); Prof. Dr. Hein Vermeulen (Univ. of Amsterdam); Adv. LLM. José Almeida Fernandes (SEMAPA/CIDEEFF); Prof. Monica Gianni (Univ. of Florida); Pasquale Pistone (IBFD/Univ. of Vienna/Univ. of Salerno); Prof. Dr. Peter Wattel (Univ. of Amsterdam); Richard Lyal (European Commission); Prof. Dr. Rita de la Feria (Durham Univ.); Prof. Dr. Rita Szudoczky (WU Wien); Prof. Dr. Stephen E. Shay (Harvard Univ.); Prof. Dr. Werner Haslehner (Univ. of Luxembourg).

We kindly ask you to disseminate the GREIT Summer Course 2015 in your professional organization and network.

Host organization: IDEFF Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Dourado, Adv. Llm José Almeida Fernandes

Assistants: Aakriti Srivastav/Joana Fernandes

Enrolment/Contact us at:

Application form available at:

Course schedule available at:

CIDEEFF – Centro de Investigação de Direito Europeu, Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal 
IDEFF - Instituto de Direito Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal |
Alameda da Universidade - Faculdade de Direito
1649-014 Lisboa
+ 351 217 962 198 / + 351 961 497 070