Masters en droit

International and European Tax Moot Court



The International and European Tax Moot Court is a simulated hearing before a tax tribunal. The competition consists of a written and an oral stage. Students first submit their memorials with their core arguments for both claimant and respondent with respect to a problem of international and European tax law. The best memorials qualify and are invited to subsequently present their arguments in oral proceedings.

The International and European Tax Moot Court is organised by KU Leuven, Belgium. This moot court is of particular interest for students in the Master in European and International Tax Law (LL.M.).

Past performance highlights:


The Tax Moot Court experience was invaluable to me. The process of writing a memorandum gave us the opportunity to apply the knowledge that we already had, while also teaching us how to research specific tax doctrine in a practical way. The experience of practicing and pleading in a formal setting was a fun way to improve on everyday skills like speaking with good diction, convincingness and confidence. However, to me the teamwork was the most important aspect of participating in this moot court. Working with my team-members and coach taught me to view things form different angels, to apply patience and listening skills and how to combine everyone’s strengths to come to the best result. I am very thankful that we were given the opportunity to participate.
- Heleen Klep

The training and preparatory meetings for this moot court were hard work but, in the end, we saw that it was worth it. The feeling to finally plead our case before the jury was incredible. In a moot court, students have the opportunity to learn a lot – things that you will never learn in the same way in class. We were trained to work in a team, we learned a lot on written and oral pleading skills and of course on the substantive topics of European and international tax law.

- Julia Hamm (2014-2015)