Rudolf de Vries is a professor of tax law at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and the universities of Leiden and Nijmegen. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Leiden in 1995 for his thesis ‘De samenloop van concernbepalingen in de vennootschapsbelasting’ (‘Overlapping group rules in corporate income tax’). Between 1987 and 1991 he worked for the Legal Research Office of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
             
In 1997 Rudolf was awarded the National Prize for Academic Tax Publications (Staatsprijs voor Fiscaal-Wetenschappelijke Publicaties), which was presented to him by the Dutch State Secretary of Finance. His principal publications include ‘Anti-ontgaansbepalingen inzake de verbreking van een fiscale eenheid’ (‘Anti-avoidance rules in connection with termination of fiscal unities’), ‘Samenloop van de deelnemingsvrijstelling en de fiscale eenheid in de vennootschapsbelasting’ (‘Overlaps between the participation exemption and fiscal unities in corporate income tax’) and ‘Juridische fusie en Leidse oratie getiteld (On)buigzaamheid van de vennootschapsbelasting’ (‘Statutory mergers and inaugural speech at Leiden, entitled Flexibility and inflexibility in corporate income tax’).
             
Other positions
Rudolf has been working as a partner at Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP since 2009. Previously, he was a partner at Deloitte and at Stibbe. In addition, he is a fellow at E.M. Meijers Instituut and professor at Leiden University.