Monique VAN HERKSEN,
Simmons & Simmons, Tax and Employment Law Team

Monique is a highly experienced transfer pricing specialist with over 30 years’ experience focusing on dispute resolution and related international tax issues. Her practice involves handling tax anBővebben

Monique is a highly experienced transfer pricing specialist with over 30 years’ experience focusing on dispute resolution and related international tax issues. Her practice involves handling tax and transfer pricing audit settlements, Advance Pricing Agreements and competent authority requests. 

She has led Global Transfer Pricing and EMEA tax controversy teams at a Big 4 accountancy firm and an international Law Firm, worked for the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in their APA team and served as adviser to the US competent authority while in the office of the IRS’ Associate Chief Counsel International. 

Monique contributes to and advises the United Nations Tax Committee since 2010. She assists the United Nations’ Financing for Development Office with training materials for tax authorities in developing countries and also trains tax inspectors for organisations such as the Inter-American Centre of Tax administrations (CIAT) and the African Tax Authorities Forum (ATAF). She contributed materially to the UN TP Manual’s Methods, Intragroup Financial Transactions and Dispute Avoidance and Resolution chapters.

She is regularly recognized - as tax disputes lawyer or transfer pricing lawyer of the year, or as a Highly Regarded transfer pricing practitioner (most recently by ITR World 2022).

Monique uses her expertise to educate the next generation of lawyers, and has been teaching transfer pricing at leading universities for the vast majority of her career. She frequently authors thought leadership materials and has published and contributed to 190 professional publications.

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Ingela WILLFORS,
Director, Tax and Customs Department, Ministry of Finance, Sweden

Ingela Willfors has worked for the Swedish Ministry of Finance for many years with various responsibilities. At present she is Director at the Tax and Customs Department. She has coordinated and beBővebben

Ingela Willfors has worked for the Swedish Ministry of Finance for many years with various responsibilities. At present she is Director at the Tax and Customs Department. She has coordinated and being involved in in much of the work with the G20/OECD BEPS Project, lately mainly the work on Pillar One. That responsibility includes representing Sweden at the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) and the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (IF) as well as participating in many of the meeting of its subsidiary body, for example WP 6 and its bureau, TFDE and previously chairing the Sub-Group on Arbitration to the ad hoc Group on the Multilateral Instrument of the OECD. For several years she was the Head of the International Tax department being responsible for tax treaties, transfer pricing legislation, acting as competent authority in mutual agreement procedures and advance pricing agreement and being a member of an advisory commission under the EU Arbitration Convention. Since 2013 she is a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and is co-coordinator of its Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing. She has a Law Degree from the University of Stockholm and worked thereafter, mainly with tax-related cases, at the Administrative District Court in Stockholm and as an associate judge at the Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm.

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Mauro FAGGION,
Seconded National Expert, Transfer Pricing specialist, DG TAXUD, European Commission

Mauro is a policy officer at the European Commission. He mainly deals with transfer pricing policy issue and his responsibilities include the drafting of the Directive on Transfer Pricing. He previBővebben

Mauro is a policy officer at the European Commission. He mainly deals with transfer pricing policy issue and his responsibilities include the drafting of the Directive on Transfer Pricing. He previously spent twelve years at the Italian Revenue Agency and took several transfer pricing related posts. In his most recent assignment, he was team leader at the APA office. He holds a degree in Law, a Master’s in EU Tax law and a PhD in international tax law.

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Marlies De RUITER,
Tax Partner, Global International Tax Policy Leader, EY

Marlies de Ruiter joined EY as Partner and EY’s Global International Tax Policy Leader in September 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in the international tax matters. 

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Marlies de Ruiter joined EY as Partner and EY’s Global International Tax Policy Leader in September 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in the international tax matters. 

Since taking on a global leading role at EY, she has been exchanging insights with businesses, governments, academia and the internal EY network on the dynamics behind the international tax environment and on the latest tax policy developments. She assists multinational businesses and institutional investors in translating these developments into their tax strategies, tax governance frameworks, communication strategies and engagements with governments. Together with the leading technology experts of EY she also contributes to marrying tax policy developments with advancing technology and digital developments. 

Marlies has extensive experience with international fiscal policy, and in particular, with the work of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In February 2012, Marlies was appointed Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. In that role, she was part of the senior management team in charge of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, which has led to transformative changes in the international tax environment since the release of its outcomes in October 2015. Under Marlies’ leadership, her team developed half of all the BEPS Action measures, being the actions on treaty abuse and permanent establishments (Actions 6 and 7), the actions on transfer pricing (Actions 8-10), the action on transfer pricing documentation and Country-by-Country reporting (Action 13) and the action on Dispute Resolution (Action 14). 

Before joining the OECD, Marlies held various senior roles in the Dutch Ministry of Finance, including contributing to and providing oversight of design and development of tax legislation in the direct, indirect tax and customs area, negotiating bilateral tax treaties and serving as the competent authority of the Netherlands in charge of resolving cross border tax disputes. As a representative of the Netherlands she also was actively involved in policy making at the OECD level. She chaired various working groups, including Working Party 6, the working group on transfer pricing issues. 

Marlies, a Dutch national, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on international tax issues and holds a Masters in Fiscal Economics, obtained in 1992 from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Pieter BAERT,
Tax specialist, EPRS, European Parliament

Pieter Baert has been a Policy Analyst for the European Parliament's Research Service (DG EPRS) since 2022, focusing on taxation and customs policy. EPRS' mission is to provide Members of the EuropBővebben

Pieter Baert has been a Policy Analyst for the European Parliament's Research Service (DG EPRS) since 2022, focusing on taxation and customs policy. EPRS' mission is to provide Members of the European Parliament, and where appropriate parliamentary committees, with independent, objective and authoritative analysis of, and research on, policy issues relating to the European Union, in order to assist them in their parliamentary work. Prior to this, Pieter worked as an advisor in the economics department of BusinessEurope. Pieter holds a master's degree in Economic Policy from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
 

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Elodie LAMER,
Journalist, Tax Analyst

Elodie Lamer is a reporter at Tax Notes covering EU affairs since February 2022. Prior to joining Tax Notes she worked for the Brussels-based media Le Soir. She previously worked for Agence Europe,Bővebben

Elodie Lamer is a reporter at Tax Notes covering EU affairs since February 2022. Prior to joining Tax Notes she worked for the Brussels-based media Le Soir. She previously worked for Agence Europe, Le Jeudi and L’Echo. She holds a master in European Journalism from the l’Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales (IHECS) in Brussels. She speaks French, English and has notions in Dutch.

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Joao PINTO NOGUEIRA,
Professor of Tax Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Deputy Academic Chairman at IBFD

João Félix Pinto Nogueira, PhD in Tax Law, is Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University (“Universidade Católica Portuguesa”). He is Deputy Academic Chairman at IBFD and team manager of IBFD ABővebben

João Félix Pinto Nogueira, PhD in Tax Law, is Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University (“Universidade Católica Portuguesa”). He is Deputy Academic Chairman at IBFD and team manager of IBFD Academic. He is honorary associate professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and regular visiting lecturer at several universities. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the World Tax Journal, of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries, of the Doctoral Series and of the International Tax Studies. He is a member of the list of independent persons of standing of the European Commission and, as such, authorised to serve as arbitrator for the purposes of the EU tax dispute resolution directive. He was a lawyer at one of Portugal's most reputed tax law firms.

His areas of expertise are international and European tax law, fields in which he has published a dissertation and several articles and book chapters. Dr Nogueira has more than twenty years of experience in teaching at both the graduate and post-graduate levels and is currently overseeing several master's courses on EU and international tax law, taught in different languages.

He has extensive experience in supervising academic works (at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels), including several prize-winning theses. He is regularly invited to present at conferences and seminars on both EU and international taxation and is frequently appointed as a national reporter for Portugal. Besides his scientific activities at IBFD, he collaborates actively with research centres in several EU countries. For several years, Dr Nogueira served as co-arbitrator of the IBFD-KU Leuven International and European Tax Moot Court Competition, responsible for drafting the cases. Since 2018, he has been appointed as judge of the final rounds. His experience also comprises governmental consultancy, in which context he has been asked to assess, advise and train several tax authorities, including some of the most advanced in the world. He has lectured or been scientifically active in more than 30 countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

He is a member of the EATLP, IFA, IFA Portugal (Associação Fiscal Portuguesa) and IBDT. He is the Vice-President of the AFP / IFA Portugal. He is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA Central. He is a member (and the scientific secretary) of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the ILADT (Directorio). He is one of members of the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) in charge of organizing the 2025 Annual Congress of the International Fiscal Association, which will be held in Lisbon. He is a member of the editorial board and council of several periodicals on international taxation and frequently acts as an external peer reviewer.

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Ioanna MITROYANNI
, Deputy Head of Unit, Company Taxation Initiatives, DG TAXUD, European Commission

Ioanna Mitroyanni joined the Commission in 2008. She is currently a Deputy Head of Unit in Company Tax Initiatives. As part of her responsibilities, she deals with the company tax directives, anti-Bővebben

Ioanna Mitroyanni joined the Commission in 2008. She is currently a Deputy Head of Unit in Company Tax Initiatives. As part of her responsibilities, she deals with the company tax directives, anti-tax avoidance, tax good governance and the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, the Code of Conduct on business taxation and post-Brexit direct tax related questions. Prior to this, Ioanna’s assignments included the framework for exchanges of information within the EU, transfer pricing and tax dispute resolution.

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Petru Sorin DANDEA,
Rapporteur for the EESC opinion on "Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)"

Petru Sorin Dandea has been a member of the EESC since 2007. He is currently the General Secretary of the National Trade Union Confederation Cartel ALFA in Romania. Starting in the early 90’s, he wBővebben

Petru Sorin Dandea has been a member of the EESC since 2007. He is currently the General Secretary of the National Trade Union Confederation Cartel ALFA in Romania. Starting in the early 90’s, he was involved in the complex process of reforming the economy by monitoring the implementation of the agreements concluded by Romanian government with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. From 1998, he is the Head of Negotiation team of all Romanian trade unions confederations on social security system reform. Since 2007, he has been the Rapporteur for 23 opinions on different topics related to social security, fiscal and tax issues, and macroeconomic policies.  

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Ioannis VARDAKASTANIS,
President of the ECO Section, EESC, President, N.C.D.P., EDF, IDA

Ioannis Vardakastanis was born in Zakynthos, Greece. Throughout his life he has been a human rights campaigner, active at national, European and international level. 

Ioannis VardakaBővebben

Ioannis Vardakastanis was born in Zakynthos, Greece. Throughout his life he has been a human rights campaigner, active at national, European and international level. 

Ioannis Vardakastanis  has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) representing the National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece (N.C.D.P.) in Group III (since 2010). Currently he is the President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), which is one of the six specialised sections of the EESC. 

He is also the President of the N.C.D.P., which is the umbrella organization of the Greek disability movement, and the President of the European Disability Forum (EDF), which is the umbrella organization of the European disability movement. Since 2021 he holds the position of the President of the International Disability Alliance (IDA), which brings together over 1,100 organisations of persons with disabilities and their families from across eight global and six regional networks.

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