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New ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation appointed

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Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

The University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance has appointed Prof. Werner Haslehner as new ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation.

Prof. Haslehner took up the post at the end of the past semester, with his research focusing on international tax law, tax policy and European law. Prior to his appointment as ATOZ Chair, Prof. Haslehner was associate professor at the University of Luxembourg.

The ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation was founded in 2009 and was the first externally-funded Chair at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. It was created with the aim to provide high-quality research and education in international and European tax law. With the support of ATOZ, the Chair thus wants to connect the University with the Luxembourg economy in order to address some of the challenges the country’s financial services sector faces.

The Chair was previously held by Prof. Alexander Rust from 2010 to 2014. During this time, he established a new book series on European and international taxation. The Chair was also instrumental in introducing the Master programme specialisation in European and International Tax Law.

Prof. Haslehner comments on his appointment: “I am very happy to be appointed to the ATOZ Chair and look forward to the challenge of continuing and further developing teaching and research activities in European and international taxation, which are of key importance for the future of the state of Luxembourg and the University. I am grateful to ATOZ for its continued commitment to funding our research and teaching programmes. I consider this continuation as confirmation of the importance of the work done at the University of Luxembourg in this area under the leadership of my predecessor, Prof. Alexander Rust. I feel fortunate to be able to build on his work in the future.”

Keith O’Donnell, Founding Partner and Managing Partner at ATOZ adds: “ATOZ welcomes the nomination of Professor Haslehner. Six years ago, when we helped in the design and funding of the ATOZ Chair, we wanted to demonstrate our commitment to further developing the tax profession at the highest level in Luxembourg. Today, we trust that, thanks to Prof. Haslehner, research activities and education in international and European tax law will keep on being developed in Luxembourg. We look forward to working with him and the University.”