Seminar: The Future of Corporate Taxation in a Globalized and Digitized World

The seminar is presented by Copenhagen Business School in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Leeds and will be held at Solbjerg Plads Campus, Auditorium SPs07.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00

Corporate taxation, particularly taxation of multinational groups, is a heavily debated topic in these years, and legislators, international organizations, NGOs, lobbyists and academics all take part in these discussions. At this seminar, speakers will present and discuss a number of alternative proposals that focus on improving the international corporate tax regime, which is currently challenged by aggressive tax planning and the ongoing digitization of the economy.

The keynote speaker is Professor Rita de la Feria from the University of Leeds (please see the short biography below), who will present how a destination-based corporate tax could be implemented as a suitable alternative to taxing corporations in an international setting. The seminar will also feature Associate Professor Peter Koerver Schmidt and PhD Fellow Louise Fjord Kjærsgaard, both from CBS Law, who will address the alternative solutions that currently flourish in the EU and in the OECD. Finally, Head of Tax Henrik Meldgaard from Ramboll, and Leading Senior Tax Policy Adviser Sune Hein Bertelsen from the Confederation of Danish Industry will provide a practical business perspective on the alternative solutions.

After the seminar, CBS Law will host a small reception including drinks and snacks.
Participation is free of charge but registration is needed. Please send an email to before 3 May 2019 if you wish to participate.

Welcome and introduction – Peter Koerver Schmidt, Associate Professor at CBS Law and Academic Advisor at CORIT Advisory. Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Coordinator for FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group.

Perspectives on the European Commission’s and the OECD’s current initiatives – Peter Koerver Schmidt, Associate Professor at CBS Law and Academic Advisor at CORIT Advisory. Louise Fjord Kjærsgaard, PhD Fellow at CBS Law and Senior Associate at CORIT Advisory.

A practical perspective on international corporate tax reform – Henrik Meldgaard, Group Tax Director at Ramboll. Sune Hein Bertelsen, Leading Senior Tax Policy Adviser at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Designing and implementing a destination-based corporate tax – Rita de la Feria, Professor at University of Leeds.

Panel discussion

Reception – networking, drinks and snacks

More about our key note speaker – Professor Rita de la Feria, Chair of Tax Law at the University of Leeds

Besides holding a professorship at the University of Leeds, Rita de la Feria is an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University. She holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon, and a PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.  Her research primarily focuses on tax law and policy – particularly on the intersection between tax law and EU constitutional law, tax law and public economics, and tax law and criminology. She was Tax Policy -and Legal Adviser to the Portuguese Government (2011-2012) and to the Government of Timor-Leste (2015-2016), has provided tax legal advice to the Irish Revenue (2016), and tax policy advice, and/or legal drafting advice to the Governments of Sao Tome and Principe (2016-) and Turkey (2018) under the auspices of the IMF. Moreover, she assisted with the drafting of Angola’s new VAT law (2016-2018). Professor de la Feria was listed two years running (2015-2016) in the Global Tax 50, by the International Tax Review, as one of the most influential tax people in the world and was further co-recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Women in Tax Award, awarded by Tax Analysts.


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