Rita de la Feria is an International Research Fellow and former Programme Director at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at Saїd Business School. She is a Professor of Tax Law and Chair of Tax Law at the University of Leeds.
Rita holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon, and a PhD in EU tax law from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Until 2012 she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre and previously had held lecturing positions at the University of Dublin, Trinity College and Queen’s University Belfast. She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon since 2010 and teaches every year at the Catholic University of Portugal and at Muenster University. Between 2011 and 2012, she was an adviser to the Portuguese Government on VAT Policy, with responsibility for ensuring that VAT reforms were in line with the troika’s 2011 bail-out agreement, and best international practice.
Rita has published widely on EU law and tax issues. She is regularly invited to speak on tax issues at conferences and seminars around the world, presenting to academic, and practitioner audiences, and providing training to the judiciary, and to tax administrations, the latter amongst others within the framework of the European Commission’s Fiscalis Programme. She is a member of the editorial board of the British Tax Review, and correspondent for Highlights & Insights on European Taxation, the World Journal of VAT/ GST Law, and Revista de Financas Publicas e Direito Fiscal.
For further information and publications, see Rita's University of Leeds profile.
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