Sjoerd Douma




Sjoerd Douma is a Professor of International & EU Tax Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is Deputy Director of the International Tax Center Leiden. In 2011, Sjoerd defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Optimization of Tax Sovereignty and Free Movement’ at Leiden University (published in the IBFD Doctoral Series, No. 21). With this book Sjoerd won the 2012 Dissertation Prize awarded by the Dutch Association for Tax Research (Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap).

Sjoerd heads the Dutch branch of PwC’s EU Direct Tax Group, a network of EU law experts in all 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. This international network is coordinated from the Netherlands, and Sjoerd plays a leading role in it. Sjoerd is also a substitute judge of the District Court of Noord-Holland and a substitute judge of the Court of Appeals of Arnhem-Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. He is a member of the permanent committee of contributors to leading Dutch and international tax journals, including ‘Highlights & Insights on European Taxation’, ‘Beslissingen in Belastingzaken Nederlandse Belastingrechtspraak’ (BNB), ‘Weekblad Fiscaal Recht’, ‘Fiscaal Weekblad FED’, ‘Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht’ and ‘Ars Aequi’. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on national, international and European tax law. Sjoerd is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Prior to joining Leiden University and PwC in 2004, Sjoerd was a legal clerk with the Tax Chamber of the Dutch Supreme Court. He obtained an LLM in tax law at Leiden University in 1998 and degrees in criminal law and civil procedural law at Leiden University in 2003.

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