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Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights in the Case Law of the European Courts

One day Brussels event


The seminar will provide participants with an understanding of landmark, recent and pending cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg concerning the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

Key topics

  • Similarities and differences in the approaches of the two European Courts
  • Impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights on the case law of the CJEU regarding international exchange of information
  • The protection of property as guaranteed in Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the ECHR and Article 17 of the Charter
  • Article 6 ECHR: the right to a fair trial
  • The ne bis in idem principle 
  • Further recent case law of the ECtHR and the CJEU

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, tax advisors, judges and prosecutors dealing with tax cases.



Prof María Amparo Grau Ruiz, Professor in financial and tax law, Complutense University, Madrid

Prof David Hummel, Legal Secretary, Cabinet of Advocate General Kokott, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

Ine Lejeune, Partner, Tax Policy – Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Law Square, Brussels

Katerina Perrou, Assistant Lecturer, University of Athens; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBFD, Amsterdam

Prof Vilenas Vadapalas, Partner, EUROLEX Law Firm, Vilnius; former Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

Liesbeth Vermeire, Managing Associate, Tax Policy – Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Law Square, Brussels

Natalia Vorobyeva, Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg


17 May 2018 @ 09:00 am

17 May 2018 @ 05:30 pm

Duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes


MCE Management Centre Europe

Rue de l\'Aqueduc 118



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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