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Victoria Plekhanova

Senior lecturer, Massey University

Victoria joined the School of Accountancy in January 2018, after completing her PhD in Law at the University of Auckland Law School. Victoria was awarded a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship to conduct her full-time research on the corporate income tax challenges arising in the digitalised global economy. Victoria’s thesis “Global Matchmakers: Tax Challenges and Responses in the Digital Economy” was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2017.

Before starting her PhD project, Victoria obtained the degree of Master of Private Law and worked for Ernst & Young (CIS) BV in Moscow, as Senior Associate, then Barrister of the Business and Tax Litigation Team. Victoria is a member of the Moscow Bar Association (non-practising).

Victoria’s professional interests include corporate income taxation, international taxation, tax, political economy and philosophy, public finance and tax policy, corporate and contract law problems.

Victoria teaches: 110.289 Taxation; 110.389 Advanced Taxation; 110.807 Tax; 152.727 Managing Multinational Enterprises.


  • –present
    Lecturer , Massey University