Corporate Tax Avoidance and Tax Havens

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Projektart und Laufzeit

Vorstudie zur Dissertation, seit Februar 2020


Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre, Internationales und Liechtensteinisches Steuerrecht


Wealth Management




Under the influence of anecdotal evidence from multinational companies (MNEs) such as Google, Apple, or Nike, the fight against profit shifting, tax evasion, and tax avoidance by MNEs has been a major action point on the international community's agenda. As a result, multinational agreements were made, especially as part of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project, to expand the world tax order by anti-abuse provisions and provisions on international administrative cooperation.
This doctoral project aims to provide a legal and economic analysis of selected initiatives aimed at restricting tax avoidance by MNEs. It is intended to evaluate legal provisions and to analyse the behaviour of deemed tax havens and MNEs to specific countermeasures taken by the international community to assess their success in restricting tax evasion and avoidance.


Tax evasion, Tax avoidance, Profit shifting, BEPS, Tax havens