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As part of the different initiatives stemming from the Base Erosion

Profit Shifting (BEPS) actions, the Anti-Tax Directive (ATAD), adopted

in 2016, features a series of rules aimed at tackling tax avoidance

practices within the EU.

This new directive, which includes measures going beyond the BEPS

recommendations, emphasizes the need to align taxing rights with value

creation. By January 2019, at the latest, Member States have to

implement ATAD and adopt specific provisions that best fit their

national corporate tax systems. The Directive features the adoption of

coordinated measures (minimum standards) among the 28 corporate tax

regimes in order to ensure a coherent fight against tax avoidance

practices within the internal market.

This minimum level of protection encompasses various measures to

combat avoidance schemes such as the adoption of an interest

limitation rule, an exit taxation, a general anti-abuse mechanism,

rules on controlled foreign companies, and provisions regarding hybrid

mismatches. In addition to triggering issues of interpretations, these

tax avoidance rules raise additional concerns regarding their

interaction and compatibility with domestic constitutional safeguards,

existing national tax provisions on equivalent matters, and double tax


Building upon the practical discussions on the implementation of ATAD

for Luxembourg, which took place in October 2018 at the University of

Luxembourg, the ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation

invites renowned tax experts to further address the tax avoidance

measures. Five panels will discuss each ATAD provision and the wider

implications within the applicable legal framework.


* Professor Emeritus Frans Vanistendael, KU Leuven, IBFD* Professor Werner Haslehner, University of Luxembourg* Professor Roland Ismer, Friedrich-Alexander University


* Professor Stef Van Weeghel, PWC and University of Amsterdam* Assistant Professor Paloma Schwarz, University Liechtenstein* Professor Alexander Rust, Vienna University of Economics and


* Professor Daniel Gutmann, Université Paris I Sorbonne* Dr Karoline Spies, Deloitte* Dr Leopoldo Parada, IBFD and Visiting Professor University of


* Dr Emmanuel Raingeard de la Bletière, PWC, University of Rennes* Professor Isabelle Richelle, University of Liège* Associate Professor Katerina Pantazatou, University of Luxembourg* Bart van Raaij, TAXUD


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