Cristina Trenta

Cristina Trenta

Department of Law Faculty of Social Sciences
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Cristina Trenta has been appointed as a full professor of public law at Linnaeus University since September 1, 2023. Prior to this role, she served as an associate professor in law at Örebro University from 2016 to 2023 and as a senior lecturer in tax law at the same university from 2012 to 2016. Additionally, Cristina held a fully funded postdoctoral researcher position at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 2009 to 2012. During her time there, she was granted a scholarship to conduct research in the field of peer-to-peer technologies and EU VAT Law.

She holds a law degree from the University of Parma, Italy, and has a postgraduate specialization in tax law from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy. 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 received the 2008 Tax Law Thesis Award from the European Commission and the European Tax Law Professors Association a prestigious acknowledgment to innovative research in the tax law field. Her first doctoral dissertation has been the first research in the field of EU VAT law and Communication Services from a European, Swedish, and Italian comparative perspective. This first PhD dissertation has been also mentioned in the list of the activities of the European Union in the Tax Field in 2008.



Cristina's teaching and research areas encompass 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.

Cristine has extensive experience teaching at various universities, conducting courses in English, Swedish, and Italian. These courses have covered a range of legal areas, including EU Law, European Tax Law, European VAT Law, International Tax Law, Sustainable Development and Law, Gender Equality, and Digitalization and Law. Her teaching has extended to multiple countries, including Sweden, Italy, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Australia, and the USA. Over the years, she has delivered more than 10,000 hours of instruction. She has taken on various roles in academia, serving as the course responsible and examiner for numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. She has designed several courses at the bachelor's and master's levels on Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, and Law. 

She has also been involved in teaching courses as part of Erasmus+ and exchange programs.

Furthermore, Cristina has supervised bachelor, magister, and master theses in both Swedish and English.

She has experience in supervising doctoral students in various areas, such as tax law and digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, in English, Swedish, and Italian.



She has received research grants totaling more than 3,700,000 SEK (EUR 310,000). Her most recent research project, focused on the new EU consensus on development, sustainability, and the role of tax law, has been financed by the Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse.

Cristina has also worked on a VINNOVA research project on cybersecurity and the ethical and legal aspects of artificial intelligence.

Her book on "Rethinking EU VAT for P2P Distribution" was published by Kluwer Law International in 2015.

In 2023, she signed an agreement with Edward Elgar Publishing for the publication of her next upcoming book titled "Unequal by Policy: EU Tax Law and the Agenda 2030.

In 2024, she will be one of the thematic reporters on gender equality and tax law for the annual European Tax Law Professors conference.


From 2016 to 2019, Cristina served as an appointed member of the EU Commission's VAT Expert Group, assisting and advising the European Commission on VAT matters. In 2021, she was appointed as a Member of the Expert Group for the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy by the European Commission, working on EU digital transformation and the Digital Single Market. In September 2022, she was reappointed as a member in a personal capacity of the EU Commission’s VAT Expert Group.

From 2020 until the end of August 2023, Cristina was appointed by Örebro University as the university's representative on the TOR/Skattenytt Foundation board. The foundation's mission is to advance scientific research in tax law and related legal areas that are significant to tax law.

She brings extensive professional experience as a litigator for the Italian Tax Administration, where she represented the administration in tax trials and tax litigations.


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