Anne Van de Vijver is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Antwerp and member of the Research group Business and Law. She is a member of the Management Committee of the interdisciplinary institute Antwerp Tax Academy and Co-supervisor of the Methusalem Centre of Excellence DIGITAX (in cooperation with the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science).
Her expertise includes international and European tax law, international tax good governance, responsible tax behaviour, digitalisation, new technologies and taxation, fundamental taxpayers’ rights, and ethics of taxation. Her research is mainly interdisciplinary-oriented. In her research projects she collaborates with psychologists, philosophers, economists, engineers, mathematicians, and social and political scientists. She holds the Deloitte Research Grant on “Digitalisation and transfer pricing” and the Tiberghien Research Grant on “Taxation of artificial intelligence”. She supervises an interdisciplinary team of eight PhD researchers and one voluntary researcher. In 2015, her research was awarded with the Ius Commune Prize of the Ius Commune Research School (Amsterdam).
At the University of Antwerp she teaches “International Tax Law”, “European Tax Law” and “Corporate Taxation”. She is the coordinator of the Module Tax law of the Master Program of the Law Faculty. She is also founder and coordinator of the International Summer School “Legal Technology and Legal Innovation” of the University of Antwerp and of two programs of continuing education, i.e. “Transfer Pricing” and “Coding for Lawyers”. The students awarded her with the prize for best professor 2018-2019 (the “Gobelijntje”).
Anne Van de Vijver is a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Antwerp, National Reporter for the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights at the IBFD (Amsterdam), member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors, member of the editorial board of Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht and Of counsel at Tiberghien Lawyers.
She received her Master Degree (1997) and her Tax Law Degree (1998) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 2014, she obtained her PhD at the University of Antwerp. Before joining academia she was a tax lawyer/consultant for more than 15 years (at Tiberghien Lawyers, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers & Baker & McKenzie).
International Tax Law, tax good governance & responsible tax behaviour
Research interests: Tax Compliance, Multinational Firms, Trust, Reputation, Transparency, Cooperative Tax Compliance, Working relation, Social responsibility, Fairness, Business and politics, Stakeholders, Corporate Governance, Role of tax advisors, Aggressive Tax Planning, Enforcement, Redesign of international tax law, Double Taxation, Tax Competition, Fairness between states, Developing countries, Interaction between International Tax Law and other fields of law (constitutional law, international law, human rights, European law).
Researchers involved: Mara Dillen, Wouter Dister, Pedro Moraya Barros, Rik Smet, Cassandra Vet
Digitalisation, new technologies and taxation
Research interests: New technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, data mining, blockchain, smart contracts, predictive algorithms, cloud technologies), Big Data, Profiling, Nudging, Automated Dispute Resolution, Privacy, Taxpayers’ fundamental rights, Trust, Transfer Pricing, Redesign of International Tax Law, Fairness, Fairness between states.
Researchers involved: Emma Caeyers, Mariya Otto (Deloitte Research Grant), Karl Pauwels, Kimberly Van Sande (Tiberghien Research Grant)