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26 October 2018 / press release

Tilburg University Appoints Ton Stevens as Professor of Corporate Income Tax

Ton Stevens, tax adviser and of counsel at Loyens & Loeff, was appointed as Professor of Corporate Income Tax at Tilburg University’s Tilburg School of Economics and Management on 1 October 2017.

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He will share this role with Stan Stevens, who was appointed at the same time. Together, they will succeed Dr Jan van der Geld, who retired at the end of 2016. The chair focuses on teaching and on conducting research in the field of corporate income tax, both nationally and internationally. 

Over the past few decades, corporate income tax has been the focus of much public attention and debate. On the one hand, OESO and the EU have taken important initiatives to prevent base erosion by multinational corporations (the so-called BEPS project); on the other, many states are trying to secure or improve their attractive business climate. The professors will use their chair to propose sustainable solutions to problems involving the taxation of national and international corporations. 

Ton Stevens earned a fiscal law degree from Tilburg University (called KUB at the time) in 1990. In 2002, he received his doctorate from the same university. The subject and title of his doctoral thesis was ‘Fiscale aspecten van de commanditaire vennootschap; een knelpuntenoplossing vanuit rechtsvergelijkend perspectief’ [Tax aspects of limited partnerships; a problem-based solution from the perspective of comparative law]. From 2005 through 2017, he served as Professor of International Tax Law at the Erasmus School of Law of Erasmus University Rotterdam.