Paloma Garcia Córdoba | Visiting PhD Candidate
Paloma Garcia Córdoba is a PhD candidate at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and her dissertation is about tax matters in investment arbitration. In 2014, she graduated as a bachelor in law from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). She holds a master’s degree in Business and Contract Law from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) and a master’s degree in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). Since 2018, she has been working at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra as a teaching assistant. She is a visiting researcher at the GLOBTAXGOV for the months of March, September, October 2022.
Elvis Oyare | Intern
Elvis Oyare is a Research Intern at the GLOBTAXGOV project. He is working towards completing his diploma in pursuance of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and is also set to complete his Diploma in Tax Administration from the Kenya School of Revenue Administration. He holds strong research and professional interests in the areas of fiscal law, governance, and public finance management contributing to several journal articles and blogs on the subjects. Through an internship with GLOBTAXGOV Elvis hopes to lean on the expertise of the team to establish new and broaden his existing perspectives in the areas of fiscal governance and politics.
Celeste Ricci | Intern
Céleste Ricci is an intern in the GLOBTAXGOV Project at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. She is working towards her MSc. in International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University. She previously received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Freiburg. While interning with the GLOBTAXGOV research project, Celeste hopes to learn more about the feasibility and legitimacy of the current model of tax governance. More precisely, she is interested in the role of the OECD, EU and other international organizations in international law making and global governance.
Marius von Frankenhorst | Intern
Marius von Frankenhorst is an intern in the GLOBTAXGOV project at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. After receiving his B.A. in political science with a minor in public law from the University of Mannheim in 2018, he is currently a postgraduate student of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) at Leiden University. Having developed the belief that a comprehensive and just system of international tax governance constitutes an integral part of fostering sustainable development on the international level during previous internships, he aims to both follow his normative interest and deepen his knowledge of international taxation as a member of the GLOTAXGOV team.
Philippe Gaulard | Intern
Philippe Gaulard worked as an intern in the GLOBTAXGOV project at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. After graduating from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2019 with a B.A. in International History, he is currently a postgraduate student in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) at Leiden University. Having developed a strong interest in research during his studies, coupled with relevant experience in the private sector, he is keen to develop his knowledge in the field of international tax governance as a member of the GLOBTAXGOV team.
Dr. Giovana Camila Portolese
Giovana Portolese worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the GLOBTAXGOV project at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. She holds a PhD in European Tax Law from the University of Bologna and has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of taxation in Brazil with the Federal Tax and Customs Administration. Within the GLOBTAXGOV research project, she investigated the role of the European Union in the making of supranational and international tax law, in the respect of EU countries.
Adrian Grant is a tax consultant at EY Luxxembourg. He was a PhD candidate at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. He graduated in Law and Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Licentiate in 2013), and in International and European Tax Law at Maastricht University (LLM in 2014). Between 2014 and 2018 he worked as a tax advisor in Luxembourg and as a research associate at IBFD.