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From NC to the EU and Back: One UNC Law Grad’s Perspective on the State of Transatlantic Relations

April 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Rick Minor is a lawyer with over two decades of multi-disciplinary in-house and advisory firm experience in the U.S. and Europe. He has held senior executive positions in Europe with U.S. Fortune 100 companies in the high tech (Honeywell) and e-commerce sectors (AOL Time Warner), and with the world’s largest steel company (Arcelor Mittal).  He practiced international law with global law firms in Washington, DC, London and Munich, Germany and also worked in Brussels and Luxembourg.

Rick is a recognized thought leader on international tax policy and privacy law issues.  In 2015 he was appointed to the technical advisory group of the OECD in Paris, to advise the OECD on developing international tax policy in the area of consumption taxes.  Rick is the co-author of the book VAT on Electronically Supplied Services to EU Consumers (second edition), the leading treatise on the value added taxation (VAT) of the sale of digital goods and services to EU consumers.

While in Luxembourg, Rick advised the Luxembourg government of Jean Claude Juncker (now President of the European Commission) on fiscal and privacy law matters.  In 2007, the Luxembourg government awarded Rick a civil medal for his contributions in helping to develop the country’s high tech sector.

Locally, Rick is a Commissioner on NC Chief Justice Martin’s Commission on the Administration of Law in Justice and is Head of International Business Development at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Rick received his undergraduate degree at Duke University, his law degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his LL.M. in tax law at Georgetown University Law School.  As a graduate scholar, he studied EU tax policy in the economics department at the University of Hamburg, Germany.  He is also certified as a European privacy law professional under the international IAPP standard.

As of March 2016

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Co-Sponsors and/or additional support provided byThe TransAtlantic Masters Program, The Contemporary European Studies Major, U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funding

Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.


April 18, 2016
5:30 pm
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