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Edward Barret

Edward Barret joined the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration as an advisor in the Tax Treaties Unit (Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division) in 2008. At the OECD Mr. Barret works in the Secretariat for the Committee on Fiscal Affairs’ Working Party No. 1, the OECD body responsible for the development of the OECD Model Tax Convention. He took a lead role in the work on Action 14 (Make dispute resolution mechanisms more effective) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Action Plan; he was also extensively involved in the work on Action 6 (Prevent treaty abuse) and Action 7 (Prevent the artificial avoidance of PE status). From 1999 to 2008, he was at the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International) at the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), most recently the Assistant to the Branch Chief in Branch 1 of ACCI. At the IRS, Mr. Barret advised the US competent authority and IRS field personnel on the interpretation and application of US income tax treaties and assisted the US Treasury in the negotiation of US income tax treaties. Mr. Barret holds an AB from Brown University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

OECD Arbitration in Tax Treaty Law / Introductory lecture to the general topic FT 17/18

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