Anne Van de Vijver received her master’s degree in law (1997) and in tax law (1998) at the K.U.Leuven. In 2014 she obtained her PhD on the topic of the ne bis in idem principle in tax law (University of Antwerp). She was appointed at the University of Antwerp as Assistant Professor as of 1 October 2015 and Associate Professor as of 1 October 2017. Before joining academia, she was a tax lawyer/consultant for more than 15 years (at Tiberghien Lawyers, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers & Baker & McKenzie).
Her research interests include comparative and international taxation, company taxation, legal principles and fundamental taxpayers’ rights. In 2015 she was awarded with the Ius Commune Prize of the Ius Commune Research School. She supervises several ongoing doctoral research projects, including on the introduction of cooperative tax compliance in Belgium, the ability to pay principle and tax treaties. She teaches comparative tax law, corporate tax law, accounting law, taxation of reorganizations, and criminal tax law & fundamental taxpayers’ rights.
She is a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Antwerp, member of the Management Committee of Antwerp Tax Academy, institute for interdisciplinary research on taxation, National Reporter for the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (IBFD, Amsterdam) and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP). She is also a member of the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht and of counsel at Tiberghien Lawyers.