Stef van Weeghel is tax partner and Global Tax Policy leader at PwC. He is also professor of international tax law at the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Stef's primary focus is on tax policy, strategic tax advice and tax controversy. He has been involved in large cross-border transactions, structuring and tax controversy/litigation. He regularly renders advice and second opinions to clients and to other advisers, on corporate income tax and tax treaty matters and is also consulted by the Dutch government on a regular basis. On several occasions he has acted as expert witness in tax matters before Dutch and foreign courts and in investment treaty arbitration.
Stef graduated from the University of Leiden in business law (1983) and tax law (1987) and obtained an LLM in Taxation from New York University (1990). In 1997, he received a doctorate in law from the University of Amsterdam (PhD thesis: Improper Use of Tax Treaties); in 2000 he was appointed a tenured professor of international tax law at that same university. He has authored and co-authored several books and many articles on Dutch and international taxation. He has lectured extensively in the Netherlands and internationally.
Before joining PwC, Stef was a partner at Linklaters (2007-2009) and a partner at Stibbe (1992-2007) where his roles included membership of the executive committee, head of tax and resident partner in the New York office. He is chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and former chair of the Dutch branch of IFA. He is also chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation. In 2010 he was the general reporter for Subject 1 (Tax treaties and tax avoidance: application of anti-avoidance provisions) at the IFA Congress in Rome.
In 2009/2010 Stef chaired the Study Group Tax System, a committee that advised the Dutch government on comprehensive tax reform. In 2000 he was a member of the Van Rooy-Committee that advised the Dutch government on corporate income tax reform.