Privately funded projects

Antwerp Tax Academy sets up research projects together with several private partners, in order to further enhance all aspects of tax science. Below, you find an overview of several of these projects.

Huber & Crommen PhD Research Grant

As of June 2014 Antwerp Tax Academy acquired the support of Huber & Crommen lawyers. With these funds the doctoral research of Mr. Jef Van Eyndhoven, under promotorship of prof. dr. Bruno Peeters, could be financed. Jef Van Eyndhoven is a member of the Law faculty and will conduct a four year comparative law study into the penal enforcement of tax law obligations.

KPMG PhD Research Grant

Corporate life and higher education meet more and more, also in human and social sciences. KPMG Belastingconsulenten finances the Antwerp Tax Academy to conduct a doctoral study in the domain of tax law.

KPMG highly values the cooperation with the university. "The success of a corporation is fully dependent on the expertise of its employees", says Koen Maerevoet (Managing Partner KPMG Belastingconsulenten).

Gert Van Dyck will conduct this research funded by KPMG. He is a graduate of the LLM program in tax law at the University of Antwerp. His research concerns the principle of annuality in tax law.

Deloitte PhD research Grant

The Antwerp Tax Academy acquired the support of Deloitte to attract two joung talents for the research and education in tax law.

The support of Deloitte Belastingconsulenten primarily concerns the fundamental tax research within the law faculty. With these funds the faculty of law at the University of Antwerp can employ Miss Nathalie Wittock for the next four years as a doctoral researcher, under promotorship of prof. dr. Bruno Peeters. Miss Wittock graduated magna cum laude at the LLM program in tax law at the University of Antwerp. She will combine the Deloitte PhD Grant with her activities as a tax lawyer connected to the Laga law firm.

Furthermore, Deloitte also contributes to the tutoring of students of the successful LLM in tax law, by financing the mandate of a teaching assistent for a period of four years. During the first year, this task will be carried out by Mr. Nicolas Engelmann, who is also a graduate of the LLM program in tax law at the University of Antwerp and is also a tax lawyer connected to the Laga law firm.

Additionnaly, Deloitte has for a certain amount of time already been financing the legal code textbooks for all students of the LLM in tax law. In order for the jurists to be capable of successfully finishing the tax law program, an intensive training in accounting is offered to them. The content thereof is monitored and selected by Deloitte. 

With its much appreciated support, Deloitte emphasizes the importance it attaches to a good cooperation with the University of Antwerp.