PROTAX International Conference – Addressing Human and Legal Factors in Tax Compliance and Enforcement in the EU and Beyond – 7-8 July 2021

PROTAX would like to invite you to attend online the final PROTAX conference on “Addressing Human and Legal Factors in Tax Compliance and Enforcement in the EU and Beyond”. The second International PROTAX conference will be held on 7-8 July 2021, bringing together key stakeholders to share and debate the novel findings by PROTAX.

This conference will mark the completion of PROTAX “New Methods to Prevent, Investigate and Mitigate Corruption and Tax Crimes in the EU”, an EU-funded H2020 research project (2018-2021), which has already demonstrated considerable impact on enhancing counter-tax crime measures across the EU and become a pivotal reference point for researchers in criminal law measures regarding tax offences. The conference is open for online participation to all who registered.

The PROTAX Conference will include speakers on the following topics:

  • Tax system design and crime prevention in the EU and beyond
  • International and EU responses to serious and organised tax crimes
  • Challenges in cross-border investigations for national gatekeepers
  • Illicit financial flows and tax evasion
  • Institutional and fiscal corruption
  • Human factors in tax compliance and enforcement
  • The role of professionals in tax compliance
  • Cutting-edge strategies and toolkits to prevent and counter tax crimes in the EU

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We have invited leading experts in preventing and countering tax crimes, good tax governance and integrity in businesses from the EU Member States and beyond. Contributions will be made by academics, representatives from international institutions, policymakers, tax crime experts, public prosecutors and others, including:

  • Dr. Adam Abukari, Coventry University
  • Prof. Peter Alldridge, Queen Mary University
  • Prof. Lorena Bachmaier Winter, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Nilimesh Baruah, OECD Centre for Tax Policy
  • Mike Betts, CIFAS
  • Samuel Bolis, Guardia di Finanza
  • Oliver Charles, Solicitor
  • Viri Chauhan, THEMIS Community
  • Rober Cibulla, EC Tax DG
  • Ksenija Cipek, Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration – Croatia
  • Yvonne Clifford, Tom Browne, Office of the Revenue Commissioners – Ireland
  • Anthony Cook, Internal Revenue Service – USA
  • Prof. Rita de la Feria, University of Leeds
  • Ruth Aisthorpe Gauci, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit Malta
  • Dr. Costantino Grasso, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof. Maria Amparo Grau Ruiz, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Dr. Matthew Hall, Trilateral Research
  • Moran Harari, Dr. Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Tax Justice Network
  • Dr. Thomas Havranek, CIN Consult
  • Mary Inman, Constantine Cannon LLP
  • Dr. Rasha Kassem, Coventry University
  • David Kern-Fehrenbach, Transparency International
  • Vladimir Kozin, UNODC
  • Dr. Reinhard Kreissl, VICESSE
  • Dan Krobot, National Organized Crime Agency, Police – Czech Republic
  • Marco Letizi, Guardia di Finanza
  • Dr. Alison Lui, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Daniel MacGinty, An Garda Siochana – Ireland
  • Dr. Stuart MacLennan, Coventry University
  • Jarkko Mäki, Tax Administration, Customer Relations Unit – Finland
  • Prof. Stefano Manacorda, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli
  • Dr. Elina Manova, EU REA Project Officer
  • Rui Correia Marques, European Delegated Prosecutor of the EPPO – Portugal
  • Andreas Mausolf, European Financial and Economic Crime Centre, Europol
  • Charles Middleton, International Tax Lawyer
  • Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas, Queen Mary University
  • Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli, Coventry University
  • Peeter Paisuots, Tax and Customs Board – Estonia
  • Dr. Kerly Randlane, Director of Financial College of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
  • Dr. Fanou Rasmouki, Independent consultant
  • Franz Reger, Ministry of Finance, Austria
  • Prof. Nicholas Ryder, UWE Bristol
  • Dr Sunčana Roksandić, University of Zagreb
  • Prof. Prem Sikka, Baron Sikka, Member of UK House of Lords and Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex and University of Sheffield
  • Gerhard Steiner, EY
  • Lorenzo Salazar, Deputy Prosecutor General, Court of Appeal of Naples
  • Neil Swift, Peters & Peters and European Criminal Bar Association
  • Prof. Umut Turksen, Coventry University
  • Dr. Donato Vozza, Coventry University
  • Prof. Carlos Weffe, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation


PROTAX will also launch the PROTAX digital toolkits at the conference and offer a forum for a wide scope of stakeholders to discuss human and legal factors in tax compliance and enforcement in the EU and beyond. The conference is open for online participation to all who registered.

View the conference programme.

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