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Siddhesh Rao

Siddhesh Rao LL.M.
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Siddhesh Rao is a researcher at the WU Global Tax Policy Center of Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien). Siddhesh’s research focuses on policy issues of money laundering, illicit financial flows, tax and good governance. His previous experiences include work in private tax practise in India advising MNEs and corporates. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has an LL.M in international tax law from Vienna University of Economics and Business.
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CV

since 2019
Teaching and Research associate - Institute for Austrian and International tax law
2018-2019
LL.M - Vienna University of Economics and Business
2014-2018
Senior Member– International Tax Practice, T.P.Ostwal and Associates LLP, Chartered Accountants, India
2009-2012
Associate Member - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
2006-2009
Bachelor of Commerce - University of Mumbai

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

2011
Shri Sultan Chand Memorial Silver Medal for securing all India Second Rank in Chartered Accountancy (PCC) Exams
The Shailesh Kapadia Silver Medal for securing all India Second Rank in Chartered Accountancy (PCC) Exams

Classifications

Expertise

  • Illicit financial flows
  • Interaction of tax, investment and trade issues
  • International tax law
  • Money laundering issues
  • Tax policy
  • Tax Transparency and Corruption
  • The Income-tax Act, 1961 (India)
  • Transfer Pricing

Activities

Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2020 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Conference on Identifying the potential for the misuse of Client/Attorney Privilege and outlining the overall role for Inter-Agency Cooperation on the IFFs Agenda
  2020 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Conference on Unpacking the practical systems and tools for the implementation of Beneficial Ownership Standards and Unexplained Wealth Orders
Supervisor dissertation
  2021 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Supervision of bachelor thesis - Taxation of ESports
  2020 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Supervision of bachelor thesis - The profit allocation rules according to unified approach
Attendance scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2020 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Workshop on Transfer pricing, Artificial intelligence, Blockchain and Data Analytics
  2020 UCLouvain, and co-hosted by LSE and the University of Melbourne - Global Tax Symposia
  2020 Tilburg University - Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2020
  2020 OECD - Global forum meeting on Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information
  2019 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - “Recent and Pending Cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union on Direct Taxation”
  2019 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Co-​operative Compliance: Towards Improved Tax Certainty
  2019 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) - Transfer Pricing Symposium: Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments

Publications

Journal article

2021 Owens, Jeffrey, Ndubai, Joy Waruguru, Rao, Siddhesh. 2021. Bridging the Policy Gaps: A Tax Focused Guide to Investment Agreements for Tax and Investment Policymakers. Tax Notes International. 101 (10), 1295-1298. (Details)
2020 Rao, Siddhesh. 2020. The Potential Use of AI, Blockchain & Data Analytics in Transfer Pricing. beck.digitax. 2 118 (Details)
2018 Rao, Siddhesh. 2018. Coverage of OECD multilateral tax instrument on India and its top 10 tax treaty partners in terms of foreign direct investment. Intertax. 46 (5), 434-449. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2020 Owens, Jeffrey, Ndubai, Joy Waruguru, Rao, Siddhesh. 2020. Chapter 10: Exchange and Collaboration with Tax Administrations. In: Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency : The Fight Against Corruption, Hrsg. Bajpai,Rajni; Myers,C. Bernard. 267-287. Washington, D.C. World Bank Group. open access (Details)
2019 Rao, Siddhesh. 2019. The PE Definition: A Threshold for Source State Taxation (Art 5). In: Special Features of the UN Model Convention, Hrsg. Binder/Wöhrer, 47-72. Wien: Linde. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2021 Owens, Jeffrey, Ndubai, Joy Waruguru, Rao, Siddhesh. 2021. International Investment Agreements and their implications for tax measures:. USA:UNCTAD. (Details)

Magazine/newspaper article

2021 Owens, Jeffrey, Rao, Siddhesh, Ndubai, Joy Waruguru. 2021. How to stick to treaties not tricks. The Economic Times, India, 24.03.21 (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2021 Rao, Siddhesh, Castagna, Stefano. 2021. Dispute Resolution procedure. Henkel Global Tax Campus, Vienna, 21.04.21 (Details)
2020 Rao, Siddhesh. 2020. E-invoicing and real time reporting. Workshop WU - Thomson Reuters, Vienna, 23.10.20 (Details)
  Owens, Jeffrey, Rao, Siddhesh. 2020. Lecture on Illicit financial flows in the conference titled "Future of taxation" Online conference organised by Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) / Joint Vienna Institute / International Monetary Fund / Österreichische Nationalbank In collaboration with Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and Universität Wien, Vienna, 02.09.20 (Details)

Projects

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