European Tax Law, 7.5 credits

EU-skatterätt, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and 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 2 (Spring 2021) 202109-202113 Swedish Linköping E
F7MAE Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europé 2 (Spring 2021) 202109-202113 Swedish Linköping 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 Europé
  • Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law

Entry requirements

Admission to the course requires, apart from the general entry requirements, satisfaction of the entry requirements that apply for admission to the Commercial and Business Law Programme and the Commercial and Business Law Programme with Focus on Europe. In addition, the student should have completed the following courses (or the equivalent); Commercial and Business Law, 18 HE credits, Theories and Methods of Law, 12 HE credits, Public and EU/EC Law, 12 HE credits, Contract, Tort and Insurance Law, 18 HE credits, Corporate Law, 15 HE credits and Tax Law, 15 HE credits. The student should also have completed the course Bachelor Thesis, 15 HE credits, with approved results.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- assess the importance of EU laws for application of Swedish tax laws and current taxation agreements,
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of both the Swedish implementation of issued directives and of the relation of Swedish tax laws to the basic regulations of the EU treaty on free mobility and non-discrimination,
- account for the function and working methods of the European Court of Justice,
- identify and analyse the current practice of the European Court of Justice,
- analyse, discuss and draw conclusions about the practices of the European Court of Justice in a for the area relevant issue with a scholarly approach, both in writing and orally,
- reflect on and evaluate the conclusions presented,
- account for the dynamic nature of the European Court of Justice with a scholarly approach.

Course content

The emphasis of the course is on interpretation and handling of the rules of the EU treaty about free mobility and their effect on both national and international tax law. This includes analysis of the decisions of the European Court of Justice and studies of such practice implies for established principles in both international and national tax law.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching mainly takes the form of lectures and seminars in small groups, and in the form of individual supervision in preparation for the essay work. The student's work includes extensive preparations for the seminars, studies of literature, review of other students' essays and carrying out an oral presentation and a critical oral review. The compulsory essay should contain discussion and evaluating conclusions drawn from extensive legal material. The students should also study independently.


The course is examined through submission of an independent essay, to be presented orally. In addition, examination takes place through written individual examination.

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 instead 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.

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.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
0400 Thesis 4.5 credits U, G, VG
0300 Translation is not available 3 credits U, G


Nelson, Maria, (2011) Studiematerial i EU-skatterätt Stockholm : Mercurius, 2011

ISBN: 9789197666671

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