VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion: Exploring the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption

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Friday 29 January 2021

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM


Online, Zoom

Event details

This event is part of the the VIRTEU project's Roundtable Discussion Series and will explore the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption.


Professor Diane Ring

Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law, Boston College, VIRTEU Special Adviser


Dr. Costantino Grasso

Assistant Professor in Law, Coventry University, VIRTEU Principal Investigator


Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli

Associate Head for Research at Coventry Law School, VIRTEU Co-Investigator



Prof. Rita de la Feria

Professor of Tax Law at the University of Leeds

International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Prof. Pasquale Pistone

Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno

Academic Chairman of International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)

Dr. Branislav Hock

Senior lecturer in Economic Crime at the University of Portsmouth

VIRTEU Leading National Expert for the United Kingdom

Main Topics

  • Mutual relationships between tax crimes and corruption: theoretical and practical perspectives.
  • Differences, similarities, links, and overlaps between the legal and policy anti-corruption framework and the legal and policy framework against tax crimes.
  • Future perspectives and recommendations.


About the Roundtable Discussion Series

This Roundtable Discussion Series brings together distinguished guests from academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as law firms, and the researchers associated with VIRTEU. The event has been co-organized by the VIRTEU Special Adviser Prof. Diane Ring, the project Principal Investigator, Dr. Costantino Grasso, and the Co-Investigator, Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli.

During each event, which will be opened to everyone and held online on Zoom, our esteemed panellists will be engaged in a close discussion and exploration of a series of select topics under the direction of the chair, Prof. Diane Ring, who is Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law. Then, a Q&A session will give the audience the opportunity to find out more about the topics covered during the Roundtable and interact directly with our distinguished guests

The series pursues the following project-related aims:

  • Knowledge-exchange: promoting an exchange of knowledge between the project researchers and external researchers and stakeholders on relevant topics in the hope that the attendees will leave the roundtables with a better understanding of the interconnections between tax evasion and corruption.
  • Peer discussion and feedback: stimulating academic and professional discussion around the topics of the project and obtain peer feedback on the project findings and methods.
  • Dissemination: informing the academic community, practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders about the first findings of the project and sharing with them both progress and challenges.