Francesco De Lillo is Managing Senior within the EU Tax Knowledge Group of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). Since joining the IBFD in 2018, he has carried out numerous research projects for governments and international organizations across the globe, and knowledge management activities in the field of international fiscal policy and tax law. Among other tasks, he serves as a client account manager for projects with financial institutions concerning withholding taxes applicable to retail investors. Recently, he contributed to the input paper submitted by the IBFD to the United Nations in preparation for the Secretary General’s Tax Report Promotion of inclusive and effective international tax cooperation at the United Nations, and he joined the Assessors Team of the BEPS Assessment Tool (BAT) Project in emerging economies.

He holds a master’s degree in public law from the University of Milan and an advanced LL.M. degree in international tax law from the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he is also a Ph.D. candidate in international tax law at the University of Antwerp, with doctoral research titled “Why and how to tax business profits in a global digitalized economy: an analysis of the corporate income tax and its alternatives”