John Vella is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation (CBT) and a member of the Faculty of Law at Oxford.
John studied law at the University of Malta (BA and LLD) and the University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). Prior to his current post he was Norton Rose Career Development Fellow in Company Law at the Faculty of Law at Oxford. John has given evidence twice before the House of Lords EU Sub-Commmittee A on Financial Transaction Taxes (November 2011 and March 2013) and before the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on the role of tax in relation to banking standards and culture (January 2013).
He is the convenor of the Tax Section of the UK Society of Legal Scholars. He has been a Program Affiliate Scholar at New York University and has acted as a co-arbitrator in a tax dispute before the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Google came under a barrage of criticism for paying less than its fair share of tax and HMRC has been accused of being soft or incompetent for the sweetheart deal it negotiated. Publicly available information is not...