Franco ROCCATAGLIATA

Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges since 2000. Mr Roccatagliata has been working for the European commission since 1994; first as a legal expert, then as member of Commissioner Monti's cabinet (1997-2003: MARKT, portfolio: free movement of persons and services; COMP, portfolio: State aid). He is currently principal administrator in DG TAXUD where he mainly deals with fiscal aspects of European companies, relationships between international tax agreements and EU law, and taxation aspects of EU policy for development. In this capacity, he is also the delegate of the EU Commission in various international tax committees (OECD-CFA, UN-DESA). He previously worked as a legal advisor at the International Department of the Italian Ministry of Finance (1984-1994) and as a tax inspector in local tax offices (1978-1984).

Mr. Roccatagliata (Law Diploma, 1982; Master in European Studies, 1986; Master in Business Administration, 1988) became a professor in law in 1987. He taught European and/or International tax law, as a visiting professor, at many European universities (Bocconi Milano, Roma I, Napoli II, Suor Orsola Napoli, Palermo, Deusto Bilbao, Barcelona, Lille II, Louvain). From 2000 to 2007 he has been in charge of the course of the European tax law at the University of Liège. He published several books and articles on international and EU tax law.

He is a member of various fiscal associations (IFA, ANDAF, EATLP), board of universities and scientific reviews (CeRTI/Bocconi, Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale).

He speaks Italian, French, Spanish and English.