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Cees Peters works as an assistant professor at the Fiscal Institute Tilburg of Tilburg University. His research focuses on topics that are at the intersection of the political economy of international taxation and international tax law. This implies that he is dealing with global tax governance in the broadest sense, including issues such as the international tax policy of states, multinational companies and international institutions. In this context, Cees is also dealing with the current and desirable ways of taxing capital. This implies that he has a broad knowledge of international and EU tax law, including topics such as transfer pricing, EU state aid law and the various initiatives of the OECD and the EU.

Cees wrote numerous national and international publications. This work received recognition with the granting of the ‘Jaap van den Berge Literatuurprijs’ in 2019 for its contribution to the development of tax law in the Netherlands. His work includes a book called 'On the legitimacy of international tax law'. This book assesses the legitimacy of current international tax law and makes recommendations to improve this legitimacy. It includes an analysis of the Base Erosion and Proft Shifting project and a proposal for more democratic international tax governance. The book was shortlisted for the IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law in 2015.

 Cees has an extensive experience of lecturing in a variety of courses such transfer pricing, international and European tax law and decision-making processes. He also has a succesful track-record of managerial activities, including his role as Academic Director of both the bachelor and the master programs of ‘Tax economics’ at Tilburg University. Before Cees joined Tilburg University he worked at the international and EU tax practice of PwC for 9 years.

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  • International Tax Policy
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Taxes
  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Taxation
  • International Tax Law
  • Global tax governance


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