4180 Seminar on Recent Developments in European and International Tax Law
Univ.Prof. Dr.Dr. Georg Kofler, LL.M., Univ.Prof. Dr. DDr.h.c. Michael Lang
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/03/23 to 02/19/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/20/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Monday 03/20/23 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM D3.2.243
Monday 04/24/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Monday 04/24/23 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM D3.2.243
Monday 06/05/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Monday 06/05/23 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM D3.2.243

High-profile lecturers from Austria and abroad present current issues in the field of European and International tax law.

Learning outcomes

In the course of three sessions, internationally renowned experts from academia and practice will give lectures about current issues in the field of European and International tax law.

After successful completion of the course students will be able to:

- identify issues in the field of European tax law and selected foreign tax jurisdictions;

- solve complex cases involving cross-border transactions with selected foreign tax jurisdictions;

- understand the basic structures of foreign tax systems and contrast them with the Austrian tax system in order to gain a better insight into the Austrian tax system.

Before each session, a Bridging Course will be held in order to introduce the students to the topics of the lectures. During the Bridging Courses each student is required to give a presentation about a topic that is related to the topic of one of the lectures. Attendance in the Bridging Courses is mandatory.

Attendance requirements

Attendance in the lectures and the Bridging Courses is required.

> 70% student requirement


Teaching/learning method(s)

Lectures, presentation, participation and discussion in class, seminar paper.


Active participation (10%), presentation (30%) and seminar paper (60%) about a given topic which is related to the respective lecture.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Prior knowledge: basic knowledge of Austrian tax law or the tax law of another jurisdiction as well as basic knowledge of European and International Tax Law.


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Availability of lecturer(s)




Please send an email to and to indicate on which date you would prefer to present your paper and on which of the following topic you would like to write your seminar paper:

  • 20 March 2023  

          - What happens when you die? Resurrecting the Death Duties Debate;

          - Place of Management: Do uncertainties justify Criminal Tax Investigations?

  • 24 April 2023 

          - Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: The remarkable persistence of international tax norms over a turbulent century;

          - Investment Management Exemption and other tax implication of funds operation in EU.

  • 5 June 2023 (topics to be decided).

It would be ideal to have at least 2 papers during each session. You will have about 20 minutes for each presentation.

As for the papers, we expect you to write about 20 pages (if you write 15 or 25 pages, this will not be an issue as long as your contribution is well researched and on point). The deadline to submit it is the end of July 2023, but, of course, you can send it earlier.

If you have any doubts, please send an email to and

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Last edited: 2023-03-28