Savvas KostikidisResearch Associate



Areas of Interest:

Mergers and Acquisitions, German, European and International Tax Law

Academic Résumé:

Bachelor degree in Law (2010-2015) at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki and the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Erasmus-program 2014-2015); LL.M. Studies (Fundamentals of German Law) with a master thesis under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön (2016-2017); LL.M. Studies (European and International Business Law) at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (2017-2018). Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance since January 2019.

Academic Prizes / Honours / Memberships etc.:


Award of the Alumni of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (2020)

Current Publications:

Kostikidis, Savvas: European Union - EU Whistle-blower Directive: Taking Taxpayers’ Rights Seriously. In: World Tax Journal, 2021, Volume 13, Nr. 2.


Kostikidis, Savvas: Influencer Income and Tax Treaties. In: Bulletin for International Taxation, 2020, Volume 74, Nr. 6, p. 359 - 376.
Kostikidis, Savvas: Die Abgrenzung zwischen Einkünften aus unbeweglichem Vermögen und Unternehmensgewinnen im OECD Musterabkommen. In: StuW, 2020, Volume 97, Nr. 1, p. 48 - 62.
Kostikidis, Savvas: Review of: Adam Kern, Taxing Pain and Suffering (New York University Law Review, Vol. 94 (2018), No. 3, S. 507-543). In: StuW, 2019, Volume 96, Nr. 4, p. 417 - 419.