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Global Tax Dealmaker Saint-Amans Heads to Lausanne University

Nov. 24, 2022, 3:22 PM

Pascal Saint-Amans, former director of the influential Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, will join the University of Lausanne as a professor.

Saint-Amans, who will start Feb. 1, 2023, will focus on tax policy and international dispute resolution as part of the Swiss university’s Tax Policy Center, according to an announcement.

  • He launched the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project to tackle international tax avoidance in 2012 and brokered last year’s landmark agreement among almost 140 countries and jurisdictions on a two-pillar reform of the international tax system.
  • Saint-Amans also led the effort to establish automatic exchange of financial account information as a global standard in 2014.
  • He retired from the OECD at the end of October.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jan Stojaspal in Prague, Czechia at correspondents@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Meg Shreve at mshreve@bloombergindustry.com; Joe Stanley-Smith at jstanleysmith@bloombergindustry.com