Robert Danon is a Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Lausanne where he, inter alia, heads its Tax Policy Center, MAS in International Taxation and the Executive Program in Transfer Pricing.
Professor Danon is a member of various academic and professional tax organizations. In 2017, he was selected as the incoming Chairman of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) as from 2018. Robert Danon has chaired or served as a panel member at several IFA Congresses. In 2015, he was the general reporter on R&D tax incentives at the Basel Congress.
Professor Danon’s current research interests focus in particular on the implementation of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) around the globe, a topic for which he shall serve as chair in the forthcoming IFA Congress in Rio. Other research interests include tax treaty policy, taxation of the digital economy and dispute resolution. Robert Danon is the author and editor of numerous leading publications, including the co-editor of a French commentary to the OECD Model Tax Convention.
Professor Danon’s practical expertise covers all areas of Swiss and international tax law. Among other things, he renders expert opinions to multinational companies, entrepreneurs, private clients and global families and, from time to time, serves as an expert witness on complex international tax issues. Robert Danon is also often involved in tax reforms. In 2015, he was requested by Switzerland’s Federal Council to analyse the constitutionality of its III corporate tax reform.