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Rita de la Feria


Rita de la Feria joined the School of Law at the University of Leeds in January 2016 as Chair in Tax Law. She is an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon.

Rita was listed in the Global Tax 2015 by the International Tax Review as one of the 50 most influential people in tax in the world, and was co-recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Women in Tax Award, by Tax Analysts.

Her research on tax law and on tax avoidance is regularly cited by courts across Europe, including the EU Court of Justice and various Supreme Courts, and has supported various policy documents emerging from the EU and international institutions. She was VAT Policy and Legal Advisor to the Portuguese Government (2011-2012) and to the Government of East Timor (2015-2016); and external expert to the Fiscal Affairs Department and Legal Department of the IMF, having participated in tax policy missions to Sao Tome and Principe (2016-) and to Angola (2016-).

Rita features regularly in media outlets discussing developments in taxation policy around the world, including ABC Australia, BBC Radio, Financial Times, and The Guardian.