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The Pan European Pensions and Asset Pooling Summit 2007

16thOctober 2007

Speaker Biography


Peter Schonewille

Administrator, Direct Tax Infringement Unit
European Commission

Peter joined the Commission in 1993 and previously worked in DG Competition and DG Internal Market. He is now with the Direct Tax Infringement Unit of the Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union.

Peter deals with the infringement procedures and court cases in direct taxation concerning the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands. He worked on the Commission's 'Communication on the elimination of tax obstacles to the cross-border provision of occupational pensions', adopted in 2001 and on the Communication 'Dividend taxation of individuals in the Internal Market', adopted in 2003.

He started his career in 1987 as a local tax inspector in Rotterdam and dealt with international taxation at the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands.

Peter holds Masters degrees in Taxation Economics and Public Finance, Business Administration and Law. He is a member of the Dutch Institute for Certified Public Accountants and part-time lecturer and researcher at the CompetenceCentre for Pension Research of the Tilburg University in the Netherlands and part-time lecturer at the Free University Brussels. He publishes regularly on EU tax issues. His hobbies are reading and gardening.

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