The purpose of this conference is to investigate the foundations of the jurisdiction to tax and the forms of the nexus requirements in International and EU tax law. Special attention will be devoted to the need to adapt those concepts to the economic and social developments induced by globalization and digitalization. The conference will also offer the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with specialists of other fields of law, in particular international law as well as officials from international/EU organizations.
The conference is organized around two sessions. The Thursday afternoon session will focus on international (tax) law, with a discussion of the legitimacy and effectiveness of the traditional nexus criteria of residence, source, permanent establishment, citizenship in the light of recent OECD initiatives and their impact of double taxation conventions.
The Friday morning session will address specific issues arising in European Union Law, such the interaction between Member States’ jurisdiction to tax and EU harmonization, including pending proposals on digital taxation, the implementation of BEPS recommendations in the EU Internal market, and the importance of nexus for reform of the EU own resources system.