Conference on VAT Grouping and Cost-Sharing – a Critical and Constructive Perspective

You are hereby cordially invited to the one-day VAT conference on VAT grouping and cost-sharing, which will take place on 7 May 2019, at the University of Copenhagen.

Join us in the discussion on the current rules on VAT grouping and the cost-sharing VAT exemption in a critical and constructive academic setting. While the focus will be on the harmonized European VAT, lessons from other juridictions, namely Norway and the so-called «Modern VAT systems», Australia and New Zealand will be taken into consideration. At the conference numerous existing issues and problems with the two sets of rules are to be pointed out and also various measures to solve or counteract these problems are to be discussed among some of the most renowned professors and experts in VAT law in the world.

Among the speakers/panelists are (alphabetically): Assoc. Prof. Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard, Prof. Joachim Englisch, Prof. Rita de la Feria, Director Karl-Heinz Haydl, Head of VAT, Acc. and Auditing Kristian Koktvedgaard, Prof. Eleonor Kristoffersson, Partner Ine Lejeune, Prof. Peter Melz, Assoc. Prof. Anders Mikelsen, Prof. Rebecca Millar, LL.D. Marta Papis-Almansa, Dr. Sebastian Pfeiffer, Prof. Henrik Stensgaard, Prof. Ben Terra, Prof. Edoardo Traversa, and Senior Research Assoc. David White.

The conference is organized jointly by FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, BI Norwegian Business School Oslo, and Lund University.

The conference is co-financed by the Nordic Tax Research Council.

Please find the programme for the conference on 7 May 2019, 9.30 – 17.30 here.

The conference takes place at the Ceremonial Hall (Festsalen), University of Copenhagen, Main Building, Frue Plads 4, DK-1168 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Please sign-up here no later than 1 May 2019 at 12.00. The conference fee is DKK 1,750 excluding VAT (25%). There is a reduced fee of DKK 500 excluding VAT for full-time academics. PhD students and university students participate free of charge. Certificate for participation in the conference can be issued on request.

For your convenience, please note that you are also invited to the afternoon seminar on EU VAT News: The eCommerce VAT Package and VAT Deduction of Transaction Costs on 6 May 2019, 15.00 – 17.00, with Professor Joachim Englisch, Münster University, and Professor Ad van Doesum, Maastricht University and PwC. The seminar is held at South Campus at the University of Copenhagen. The invitation, programme and registration is available here. 

Certificate of participation
We offer certification of partcipation at the end of the conference issued in Danish only as documentation of mandatory continued training for The Danish Bar and Law Society (Advokatsamfundet). Please register here.

We very much look forward to seeing you,

Best regards

  • Associate Professor Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard, FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor Dennis Ramsdahl Jensen, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Anders Mikelsen, BI Norwegian Business School Oslo
  • LL.D. Marta Papis-Almansa, Lund University