Prof. Dr. Frans VANISTENDAEL
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Faculty of Law
Institute for Tax Law
Tiensestraat 41, B-3000 Leuven
Phone: + 32 16 325 145
Fax: + 32 16 325 314
Insitute for Tax Law
Professor in Taxation
Dean, Faculty of Law, K.U.Leuven
Director, European Tax College
Member Executive Committee International Fiscal Association
Expert with the OECD and the EU Commission
(born: 1948) Dr. Iur., Lic. Not., Bac. Phil., Ph.D. Law (Leuven); LL.M. (Yale). Prof. Vanistendael was a visiting professor at Kansai (Osaka), Monash (Melbourne) and Sydney. He served as Royal Commissioner for Tax Reform in 1986-1987, as a cabinet advisor to the Minister of Finance from 1980 until 1992 and was a member of the Belgian High Council of Finance (1980-2000). He is also an expert with the European Commission on the harmonisation of tax law and a consultant with the IMF and the OECD. Prof. Vanistendael is also a member of the Brussels bar. He has been Director of the Centre for Advanced Legal Studies (1989-1997) and first and founding president of the European Law Faculties Association (1995-1997). He is chairman of the E.C. Tax Review, Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam and member of the advisory board of Tax Notes International. Currently he is also the dean of the law school.
Spheres of interest
European and international legal eductaion
CCLE Related Publications
F. Vanistendael, "Memorandum on the taxing powers of the European Union", E.C.Tax Review, issue 3 (10th. Anniversary issue), volume 11, 2002, p.120-129, 2002, Kluwer, Luchterhand.
F. Vanistendael, "Janus with two faces, or the many faces of taxation", in Liber-Amicorum Sven-Olov Lodin. Modern Issues in the Law of International Taxation, Andersson, K. (Ed) The Hague, Kluwer Law International.
F. Vanistendael, "How nice was Nice to European taxation?", E.C.Tax Review, 2001-1, p. 2 , Kluwer Law International, 2001, The Hague, Netherland.
F. Vanistendael, "Looking back: a decade of parent subsidiary directive
F. Vanistendael, "Chapter I Belgium", in P. Essers, A. Flutsch, M. Ultee (eds.) Environmental Policy and Direct Taxation in Europe, p. 1-13, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2000.
F. Vanistendael, "Impact of European tax law on tax treaties with third countries", Documentatieblad, Ministerie van Financi
F. Vanistendael, "No European taxation without European representation", E.C.Tax Review 2000-3, p. 142
F. Vanistendael, "The making or br(e)aking of Europe or the challenges for a European Tax Policy", European Business Organisation Law Review, 1:109-123, 2000, T.M.C. Asser Press.
F. Vanistendael, "Transfer Pricing Disputes
F. Vanistendael, "Impact of European tax law on tax treaties with third countries", E.C. Tax Review, 1999, vol. 8/3, p. 163-176, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 1999.
F. Vanistendael, "European Taxation in the 21st Century: The Road towards Integration", E.T. 1998, 331-335.
F. Vanistendael, "Redistribution of tax law-making power in EMU?", E.C. Tax Review 1998, 74-79.