Christiana HJI Panayi

Senior Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary University of London

Christiana is a Senior Lecturer in Tax Law at Queen Mary University of London. She teaches on the EU Tax Law, International Tax Law and Transfer Pricing courses of the LLM Programme. Christiana is also a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and has recently received a grant to conduct research for the Singapore Management University. Since 2012, she is a visiting professor at Sorbonne University (Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1).

In March 2015, Christiana was appointed to the European Commission’s Joint Transfer Pricing Forum (JTPF). The JTPF is a very prestigious body which assists and advises the European Commission on transfer pricing tax matters. The JTPF meets in Brussels on a quarterly basis.

Christiana has published extensively in the area of EU and International Tax Law and is considered a leading expert in her field. Her SSRN submissions often reach the top ten of their categories and are widely cited. Since appointed at Queen Mary in 2006, Christiana’s research outputs were included in both RAE 2008 and REF 2014. Christiana’s book entitled European Union Corporate Tax Law was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. This is the first book to be published in the area and has received excellent reviews. Christiana’s latest book, entitled Advanced Issues in International and European Tax Law is being published by Hart Publishing.

Christiana speaks regularly at tax conferences and teaches abroad. She has lectured at New York University, the University of Cambridge, Boston College, University of Lausanne, the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the European Commission, the Academy of European Law, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the University of Lisbon and various other universities. She has also designed and conducted workshops on International and EU tax law for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK Treasury and various south European organizations and accounting firms.

Christiana studied at Oxford University for the BA in Jurisprudence and for the BCL. She also has a PhD from the London School of Economics. She is a solicitor of England & Wales and an advocate of the Cyprus Supreme Court. Before joining Queen Mary, Christiana worked for Allen & Overy LLP. Christiana is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, and the Cyprus Bar Association.

She is also a member of the BEPS Monitoring Group, a member of the OECD’s International Network of Tax Research, a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors and a member of the Examination Sub-Committee of the ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). In the past, she was external examiner at the University of Dundee and the University College Dublin.


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    Senior Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary University of London