Dirk Broekhuijsen (1987) graduated in Tax Law at Leiden University and in Law at Durham University (cum laude). Currently, he is lecturer at Leiden University’s Department for International Tax Law. In 2017, he defended his PhD thesis “A Multilateral Tax Treaty: Designing an Instrument to Modernise International Tax Law”.
In 2018, Dirk won the biennial “dissertation prize” of the Dutch Association for Tax Sciences, an award given to the writer of the best Dutch PhD thesis on or related to Dutch tax law. In 2014, he won the IFA President YIN Scientific Award for his article ‘A Modern Understanding of Article 31(3)(c) VCLT: A New Haunt for the Commentaries to the OECD Model?’
Dirk’s research interests relate to multilateral cooperation in international taxation. He’s also published on the relevance and influence of OECD soft law on bilateral tax treaties and on the influence of public international law on international tax law.