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Cristina Trenta

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Cristina Trenta

Om Cristina Trenta

Cristina Trenta is an Associate Professor in Law at Örebro University.

She holds a PhD in European Tax Law from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy and a second PhD in Commercial Law from Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. Her first doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2008 tax law thesis award by the European Commission and European Tax Law Professors Association.

Cristina teaches and researches in the fields of European and international tax law, EU VAT, sustainability, gender equality, digital technologies, and artificial intelligence with a specific focus on their interplay in the development and upholding of human rights. She is responsible for the advanced course on Digitalization, New Technologies, AI and Law. The course runs in both programs, the Law and the Legal science, and has been program director for the Legal Science Programme with International Approach between 2013 and 2017.

She has received research grants amounting to more than 3 700 000 SEK (EUR 310 000) and her most recent research project on the new EU consensus on development, sustainability and the role of tax law (Det nya EU-samförståndet om utveckling – hållbarhet och skatterättens roll) is currently being financed by the Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse. More information on the project can be found at:

"Ska studera skatternas roll för hållbar utveckling"

She has worked on a VINNOVA research project on cybersecurity and the ethical and legal aspects of artificial intelligence. More information on the project can be found at:

"Nytt forskningsprojekt: Så ska lagen gälla även för AI" 

Cristina has previous long-standing professional experience as a litigator for the Italian Tax Administration which she represented in tax trials and she served a 3-year period (2016-2019) as an appointed member of the EU Commission's VAT Expert Group. The VAT Expert Group assists and advises the European Commission on VAT matters. 

Starting from 2020, Cristina has been appointed by Örebro University, as a representative of the university in the TOR/Skattenytt Foundation board. The foundation aims to promote scientific research in tax law and in related legal areas of importance to tax law.

In 2021 she has been appointed as a Member of the Expert Group to the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy by the European Commission. The Expert Group works with EU digital transformation and for achieving the Digital Single Market. 

More information on the appointment as a member of the Expert Group to the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy by the European Commission can be found at:  "Cristina Trenta new member of EU expert group".

In September 2022 she has been appointed again as a member in personal capacity of the EU Commission’s VAT Expert Group.

More information can be found here:

Örebro researcher appointed EU advisor: “ VAT is a powerful economic instrument”.

Her book on “Rethinking EU VAT for P2P distribution”  was published by Kluwer Law International in 2015.


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