On 12-13 November 2015, the Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg, with the support of the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, will be holding a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law, with the aim of analysing taxation issues through the lens of international law and its dispute settlement procedures, and bringing together international lawyers and tax lawyers to do so. Confirmed speakers already include Prof. Mads Andenas (University of Oslo), Prof. Ilias Bantekas (Brunel University), Dr N. Jansen Calamita (BIICL), Dr Abba Kolo (CEPMLP Dundee), Dr Sébastien Manciaux (Université de Bourgogne), Dr Luca Pantaleo (TMC Asser Instituut), Prof. Alexander Rust (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Epaminontas Triantafilou (Quinn Emanuel).
Part of the conference will be a roundtable discussion for junior scholars; giving them an opportunity to present their research on issues covered by the conference and to receive feedback from the conference speakers. Those selected will receive a bursary to fund their travel and accommodation expenses, and may also have the opportunity to contribute to the conference proceedings, which will be published. We are now calling for applications to present a paper at the roundtable, and invite junior scholars (PhD candidates, post-docs and fellows) with research interests in the field to apply by submitting an abstract (not exceeding 800 words) of their proposed paper, together with a copy of their CV, to Prof. Matthew Happold (Matthew.Happold@uni.lu). The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2015.