In July of 2009, ATOZ and the Faculty of Law, Economy and Finance of the Luxembourg University signed an agreement creating a first of its kind, privately financed, Chair for European and International Taxation. Currently held by Prof. Werner Haslehner, the “ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation” was established in order to develop research activities and provide high-quality education in international and European tax law.
Regular seminars, conferences and research studies are organised throughout each academic year by the Chair in order to bring bright thinkers, researchers and students together. The Chair has also published various books on current topics in the field of taxation such as state aid, the exchange of information, European Court of Justice decisions on tax law and double taxation.
Students at the University of Luxembourg benefit from the Chair through an annual practical case study. Organised by ATOZ members, students are challenged to complete a practical case. Tax professionals from ATOZ volunteer their time to help and guide students in their learning, allowing them to gain invaluable practical experience for their future careers. In addition to this activity, the Chair awards a 10,000€ merit-based scholarship to a Master's student in the European and International Taxation programme each year.
The ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation is a way to give back and help the next generation of tax advisers to not only fulfil their own potential, but also to ensure the future of the profession in Luxembourg and abroad.