Wolfgang Schön is a Director of the Department of Business and Tax Law at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich and Honorary Professor at Munich University. He was Chairman of the Board of the European Association of Tax Law Professors and the Vice-Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the IBFD, of the ifo Institute and of Bucerius Law School Hamburg. Wolfgang Schön has been a visiting professor at Tilburg University, Vienna University of Business and Economics, NYU, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, UBC, the Universities of Antwerp and Liège and Bocconi University (Milan). He sits on a number of editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals in tax and corporate law and is a member of numerous scientific academies, including the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Germany.