University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Friday 15th February 2013, 09:45

CTL Workshop: 'How Germany Handles Tax Disputes'

Speaker: Prof Dr Roman Seer, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany.
Topic: How Germany handles tax disputes

Prof Seer is going to talk about administrative behaviour, settlement of tax claims, tax secrecy and privacy. For the first part of the workshop he has prepared a Power Point presentation dealing with a brief overview over the German tax system and tax procedure.

For the second part he will discuss the topics of the articles by Shelley Griffith (167-186) and Osita Mba (187 – 225) in British Tax Review for 2012 from a German perspective.

From the University of Bochum website - very slightly edited “Since 1996 Roman Seer has been a tenured (full time) professor of the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB)/Germany and the holder of the chair "Tax Law". From 2006-2011 he served as the chairman of the German Association of Tax Lawyers and is now its vice chairman. He is the director of the Institute of Tax Law and Tax Procedure Law of the RUB and the Tax Law Section of the German Academic Institut der Steuerberater. Since 2012 he has been the Chairman of Tax Conferences of Berlin (Berliner Steuergespräche e.V.). As the German member he serves in the Academic Committee (AC) of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP).”

9:45: Coffee and Registration
10:15: start session
15:30: (or so) finish session

There may be breaks at 11.00 (15 minutes) 12.40 (70 minutes) and 14.45 (10 minutes); however it may not be possible to keep to these on the day. The lunch dishes available include vegetarian options but please let us know of any more particular needs. Please note that it will not be possible to park in Queens as new building works have begun.

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