2149 Tax Treaty Law
Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Rust, LL.M.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/01/23 to 09/30/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/03/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM D3.0.237
Saturday 10/07/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Saturday 10/14/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Saturday 10/21/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Saturday 10/28/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.2.243
Tuesday 11/21/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D3.0.237

Preparatory courses serve to teach students in disciplines previously not or only marginally known to them to provide the basic knowledge necessary for interdisciplinary working. Contents are:- scope of tax treaties- allocation rules- methods to avoid double taxation- non-discrimination, mutual agreements and exchange of information. The system of the OECD Model Convention and the most important double tax conventions are analyzed by discussing and solving case studies

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, students will be able to:
- understand, explain and apply tax treaty law
- recognise the system of the OECD model convention and the most important bilateral tax treaties
- assess cross-border situations in applying double tax conventions

Attendance requirements

Participation in at least 70% of classes.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Students receive material in advance and will prepare for the lecture. Professors select topics for presentations which are given by the students during the lectures. Further methods include theoretical inputs and discussions. 

The units contain a mixture of lecture, discussion as well as case studies.

The lecturer teaches the necessary theoretical knowledge by explaining the underlying concepts and methods. In discussing and solving the case studies, this knowledge is deepened, and students learn the main features of double tax treaty law. Disputed questions in theory and praxis are analyzed in detail.


Prerequisites to pass the course are active participation in class. The grade in this course depends on the exam and the clicker questions in the main tax treaty course.

The total grade of 100% will be composed of 2 components:
• Clicker Questions = up to 10%
• Exam = up to 90%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

All students admitted to the DIBT, the PhD in International Business Taxation, are able to participate in this lecture.


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Last edited: 2023-04-27