International Tax Law, 7.5 credits

Internationell skatterätt, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Maria Nelson

Course coordinator

Maria Nelson

Director of studies or equivalent

Johannes Lerm
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MAJ Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law 1 (Autumn 2023) 202349-202403 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7MAE Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe 1 (Autumn 2023) 202349-202403 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe
  • Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law

Entry requirements

Apart from satisfaction of the general entry requirements, the specific entry requirements that apply for admission to the Commercial and Business Law Programme or the Commercial and Business Law Programme with Focus on Europe must be satisfied for admission to the course. In addition, the student should have completed courses in commercial and business law comprising at least 90 HE credits, which should include Theories and Methods of Law and Corporate Law with Focus on Europe or Corporate Law with Focus on Europe, Tax Law and Bachelor Thesis (or the equivalent). Completed course module in external accounting is also required.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of taxation agreements and their structure,
- apply taxation agreements in concrete situations,
- account for Swedish internal rules and agreement policy in the international field of taxation,
- demonstrate in-depth understanding of the influence of EU/EC law on Swedish international tax law,
- identify, analyse and structure complicated tax law issues of international character
- reflect on valuation issues and formulate clear positions with a scholarly approach when deciding on solutions.

Course content

The course comprises three parts, of which the first part is focused on Swedish international tax law. Covered in this part of the course are, among other things, the rules that determine limited and unlimited tax liability, and the Swedish implementation of EC law directives. This part also includes studies of important practices of Swedish international tax law.
Part two of the course covers the double taxation convention law with the OECD model tax convention and its comments as a starting point. This part also comprises Swedish double taxation convention policy and important practices of the Swedish double taxation convention law.
The final part of the course comprises study of the influence of EC law on the international tax law, which requires rather extensive studies of relevant practice of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
All three parts include practical exercises and seminars, in order to facilitate understanding of the importance of the rules in practical situations, through for example application of Swedish taxation agreements on concrete situations.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, which will include exercise sessions, and through compulsory seminars. In addition to this, the student should study independently.


The course is examined both through a memorandum that is carried out individually or in groups, and through an individual written examination and active participation in compulsory seminars.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
0800 Thesis 3.5 credits U, G, VG
0700 Seminars 4 credits U, G

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