0121 Simulated Tax Treaty Negotiations with Brazil
MinR Dr. Helmut Loukota
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
04.09.2020 bis 07.10.2020
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Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 29.10.2020 13:00 - 17:00 D5.1.004
Donnerstag 05.11.2020 13:00 - 17:00 D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Donnerstag 19.11.2020 13:00 - 17:00 TC.4.12
Freitag 04.12.2020 13:00 - 17:00 D3.2.243
Samstag 05.12.2020 13:00 - 17:00 D3.2.243

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

The course would be limited to 10 participants and all classes would take place in the seminar room D3.2.243.

Inhalte der LV

The Seminar in Tax Law (Fachseminar aus Steuerrecht) will be held in English only and will be conducted in cooperation with the University of Sao Paolo. In that context a joint video conference shall take place in which it is intended that students of both universities lead simulated tax treaty negotiations.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After this course, students are able to:

- Analyse complex international tax law questions independently

- Evaluate comprehensive, international fact cases concerning international tax law in the context of a tax treaty negotiation

- Develop an own opinion related to legal questions on the basis of literature and judicial opinion

- Discuss controversial issues on a high academic level

- Defend an opinion in an academic discussion and in a simulated tax treaty negotiation 

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

> 70% student requirement


Lecture, discussion, negotiation.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

1. Active participation in the analysis of the OECD Model Convention (10%).

2. Motivated cooperation in the qualification process for membership in the negotiation team (40%).

3. Core activities (50%):

a. for students in the negotiation team the main evaluation basis will be their ability to present and defend the   Austrian treaty position in the videoconference with the Netherlands;

b. for the other students the main evaluation will be based on a written summary with a detailed analysis of the key issues of the negotiations;

c. for the "drafter" who is a member of the negotiation team but not actively involved in the oral negotiations the main evaluation will be based on his/her ability to handle the e-mail correspondence and the drafting of the alternative provisions during the negotiations as well as the quality of the final text of the convention to be drafted in accordance with the outcome of the negotiations.

Although the final evaluation will be based primarily on the grading of the core activities assessment points can be gained in activities mentioned in 1 and 2, which will be taken into account where the assessment of the core activity may fall between two grades.

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

In order to prepare for this event it is essential that all participants are familiar with the OECD Model Tax Convention. Participants therefore should make a “self-test” in advance of the course in order to check whether he/she is in a position to give brief explanations with regard to each of the Articles of the OECD Model Tax Convention in the English language. The preparation is necessary to ensure discussions on a high academic level.



The lecture is held by Professor Dr. Helmut Loukota who has negotiated many of Austria’s double taxation conventions, when he was Head of the Division for International Tax Law in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance. The negotiation partner varies each semester.

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 Preparatory Part I
2 Preparatory Part II
3 Preparatory Part III
4 Treaty Negotiation Part
5 Treaty Negotiation Part
6 Evaluation Part
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 15.07.2020