Both the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law of the UvA and the tax research foundation IBFD are academic institutions carrying out original research that will feed into the advanced LLM programme.
The UvA is a traditional academic and research university. The coordinators of the separate courses on the programme are all members of the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL), part of the Amsterdam Law School. The ACTL staff includes a number of internationally renowned professors and PhD students from many different countries. Its staff members also have extensive experience in the advisory, government and judicial branches of the profession. In addition to its considerable research and teaching activities, the ACTL organizes a lively programme of conferences and short courses.
IBFD is a tax research foundation based in Amsterdam with a local presence in the United States, Asia and China. It is well known internationally for its wide range of publications, academic activities, courses for practitioners and work on government consultancy missions. Its international staff also teaches on LLM programmes throughout the world and carries out commissioned research for the United Nations and global clients such as Fortune 500 companies. IBFD houses an extensive, specialized tax law library.
Students admitted to the programme will have access to study facilities in the IBFD office and unrestricted access to the IBFD Tax Research Platform. They will also receive special support from the IBFD library staff.