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João Félix Pinto Nogueira, PhD in Tax Law, is Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University (“Universidade Católica Portuguesa”). He is Deputy Academic Chairman at IBFD and team manager of IBFD Academic. He is honorary associate professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and regular visiting lecturer at several universities. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the World Tax Journal, of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries, of the Doctoral Series and of the International Tax Studies. He is a member of the list of independent persons of standing of the European Commission and, as such, authorised to serve as arbitrator for the purposes of the EU tax dispute resolution directive. He was a lawyer at one of Portugal's most reputed tax law firms.

His areas of expertise are international and European tax law, fields in which he has published a dissertation and several articles and book chapters. Dr Nogueira has more than twenty years of experience in teaching at both the graduate and post-graduate levels and is currently overseeing several master's courses on EU and international tax law, taught in different languages.

He has extensive experience in supervising academic works (at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels), including several prize-winning theses. He is regularly invited to present at conferences and seminars on both EU and international taxation and is frequently appointed as a national reporter for Portugal. Besides his scientific activities at IBFD, he collaborates actively with research centres in several EU countries. For several years, Dr Nogueira served as co-arbitrator of the IBFD-KU Leuven International and European Tax Moot Court Competition, responsible for drafting the cases. Since 2018, he has been appointed as judge of the final rounds. His experience also comprises governmental consultancy, in which context he has been asked to assess, advise and train several tax authorities, including some of the most advanced in the world. He has lectured or been scientifically active in more than 30 countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

He is a member of the EATLP, IFA, IFA Portugal (Associação Fiscal Portuguesa) and IBDT. He is the Vice-President of the AFP / IFA Portugal. He is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA Central, member and secretary of the Committee of IFA Europe. He is a member (and the scientific secretary) of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the ILADT (Directorio) and the General Council of the IFA. He is one of three members of the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) in charge of organizing the 2025 Annual Congress of the International Fiscal Association, which will be held in Lisbon. He is a member of the editorial board and council of several periodicals on international taxation and frequently acts as an external peer reviewer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 8 May 2009

External positions

Deputy Academic Chairman IBFD

3 May 2011 → …


  • K Law (General)
  • Tax Law
  • European Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • European Union Law
  • Internationalization
  • Digital Technology


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