Roxan, Ian

Dr Ian Roxan  


Position held

Associate Professor in Law


Experience keywords:

EU VAT; European taxation; civil law countries; corporate finance; corporate taxation; international taxation; stamp duty; tax policy; taxation; trustee investments; trusts

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Dr Roxan’s current research interests extend to international taxation, including the implications of taxation for development; European taxation and the influence of the European Court of Justice; corporate taxation; value added tax, including the application of the EC VAT Directives, the theory of VAT and the comparative development of VAT internationally; and tax avoidance and its implications for the development of tax systems.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Financial Services; Law


French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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+44 (0)20 7955 7469

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Baistrocchi, Eduardo and Roxan, Ian, eds (2012) Resolving transfer pricing disputes: a global analysis Cambridge tax law series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107026599

Roxan, Ian (2012) Transfer pricing disputes in the United Kingdom In: Baistrocchi, Eduardo and Roxan, Ian, (eds.) Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes: a Global Analysis. Cambridge tax law series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 303-355. ISBN 9781107026599

Roxan, Ian (2012) Limits to globalisation: some implications for taxation, tax policy, and the developing world LSE law, society and economy working paper series, Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Rahman, Kazi and Roxan, Ian (2010) Mobilx Ltd (in administration) and others v HMRC: is this the end of fraudulent evasion of VAT? British Tax Review, 2010 (5). 492-500. ISSN 0007-1870

Roxan, Ian (2010) Interpreting exceptional VAT legislation: or, are there principles in Pringles? British Tax Review, 2010 (6). 699-716. ISSN 0007-1870


Roxan, Ian (2007) General anti-avoidance in the United Kingdom In: Erlichman, H., (ed.) Tax Avoidance in Canada: the General Anti-Avoidance Rule. Irwin Law, Canada, 83-115. ISBN 155221060X


Roxan, Ian (2006) United Kingdom country report In: Maisto, Guglielmo, (ed.) Tax Treaties and Domestic Law. EC and international tax law series, 2. IBFD Publications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789076078922


Roxan, Ian (2005) Imputed income In: Essers, Peter and Rijkers, Arie, (eds.) The Notion of Income From Capital. EATLP international tax series, 1. IBFD, 223-248. ISBN 9789076078816

Roxan, Ian (2005) Inflation In: Essers, Peter and Rijkers, Arie, (eds.) The Notion of Income From Capital. EATLP international tax series, 1. IBFD Publications, 249-262. ISBN 9789076078816

Roxan, Ian (2005) Influence of inflation In: Essers, P. and Rijkers, A., (eds.) The Notion of Income From Capital. IBFD Publications, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 249-262. ISBN 9076078815


Roxan, Ian (2003) National report United Kingdom In: Schön, W., (ed.) Tax Competition in Europe. IBFD Publications, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 479-518. ISBN 9076078556

Roxan, Ian (2003) National report: United Kingdom In: Schön, Wolfgang, (ed.) Tax Competition in Europe. EATLP international tax series. IBFD Publications, 479-518. ISBN 9789076078557

Roxan, Ian (2003) VAT supplies of services: a definition in search of a meaning In: Lymer, Andy and Salter, David, (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Taxation Research. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 169-200. ISBN 0754631427


Roxan, Ian (2002) Italy-United Kingdom tax treaty: the British perspective In: Garbarino, Carlo, (ed.) Le Convenzioni Dell'italia in Materia di Imposte Su Reddito e Patrimonio. EGEA, Italy. ISBN 8823807719


Roxan, Ian (2000) Assuring real freedom of movement in EU direct taxation Modern Law Review. 831-876. ISSN 0026-7961

Roxan, Ian (2000) A limit on the purposive interpretation of VAT directive British Tax Review. 585-590. ISSN 0007-1870

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Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes explains how the law on transfer pricing operates in practice and examines how disputes between taxpayers and tax administrations are dealt with around the world.

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Modern Law Review Wedderburn Prize 2000

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Ian Roxan (BA University of Toronto; LLB Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; MPhil and PhD Cambridge) has been a Lecturer in Law at LSE since 1995 and Senior Lecturer in Law since 2003. He is originally from Canada. He is a non-practising solicitor in England and is an Ontario (Canada) barrister and solicitor. His Cambridge PhD dissertation was in Economics, and examined the trust as an economic institution. He began his career practising trust and tax law with a firm in Toronto. He has also worked in the Tax Policy Branch of the Canadian Department of Finance, where he was involved in developing tax policy and drafting legislation for three Budgets. Until 1995 he practised with a large international law firm in Brussels. He specialised in international, European and US tax planning, European corporate law, and value added tax, looking at a wide range of issues. He has participated in tax reform projects in developing countries in Africa and Asia for the World Bank and the Harvard Law School International Tax Program. In 2000 he won the Wedderburn Prize for his article 'Assuring Real Freedom of Movement in Direct Taxation' in the Modern Law Review.

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