Vikram Chand holds an Adv. LL.M. in International Taxation from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and Ph.D. in Law from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). His doctoral thesis was shortlisted for the prestigious international Frans Vanistendael award that is conferred by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.
Subsequent to his Ph.D., prof. Chand completed research stays at the Max Planck Institute of Tax Law and Public Finance as well as the Institute for Tax Law at KU Leuven. His current research focuses on digitalisation & taxation, transfer pricing law & policy, tax treaty law & policy as well as the tax relations between the EU and Third States (notably Switzerland).
Prof. Chand is also an international tax training expert, in particular, a training expert for the OECD's Global Relations Programme pursuant to which he has been mandated to train tax administrations from around the world. In the latter capacity, he has trained tax officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Maldives, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, and Ukraine on international tax law & policy related topics. Furthermore, he is a regular speaker in several seminars, conferences and universities around the globe.
Prof. Chand is the Programme Director of the Executive Programme in Transfer Pricing offered by FDCA / HEC at University of Lausanne. Several participants of the programme have already published their technical papers in top international journals under his supervision.
In 2019, he was appointed Managing Editor of the Kluwer International Tax Law Blog and is regularly involved in the public consultations organised by the OECD and other policy-making organisations on various international tax topics.
Prior to his academic experience, Prof. Chand worked for Ernst & Young as an international tax consultant.