Anzhela has 14 years of experience in the field of taxation and a particular strength in dealing with complex issues involving international tax law, EU tax law and also domestic tax matters arising in the cross-border context.
For the past six years, Anzhela has been working at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), providing strategic and technical advice on tax matters at the intergovernmental level, as well as directly to national governments. Prior to joining the OECD, Anzhela was a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and an Associate Member of the Oxford Law Faculty. She has been teaching law at Oxford for more than ten years, including a postgraduate course “EU Tax Law in the Global Context” (2016–present). She has published on the issues of tax law and policy and received a prestigious British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award in 2017.
Anzhela holds a doctoral degree in law from the University of Oxford, where she also obtained her master’s (distinction) as a Chevening Scholar. Her doctoral thesis won the 2014 First Award for the best thesis on European Law from the European Law Faculties Association, and it was granted an Honourable Mention in the competition for the 2013 Mitchell B. Carroll Prize by the International Fiscal Association for the best thesis on fiscal matters. Anzhela also completed a GDL (distinction) and BPTC (very competent) at the University of Law in London and was awarded a Princess Royal Scholarship and a Major Scholarship by the Inner Temple.
Anzhela has a strong interest in EU tax law and international tax, which was the subject of her doctorate and subsequent work. She was the Managing Editor of the encyclopaedia D. Vaughan CBE QC and A. Robertson QC (eds.), The Law of the EU (Oxford University Press), the guest editor for the special issue of British Tax Review on international tax co-operation and the author of many publications in this area. Her views on EU tax law matters were cited by HM Government.
Anzhela joined Chambers on 14 November 2022 as a Door Tenant. She is an unregistered barrister and as such does not provide legal services which are reserved legal activities under the Legal Services Act 2007.
2022: Door Tenant (unregistered barrister), Pump Court Tax Chambers
2019: Called to the Bar (Inner Temple)
2017–2022: Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
2009–2017: Centre for Business Taxation, University of Oxford
2019: Bar Professional Training Course (very competent) – The University of Law, London
2015: Graduate Diploma in Law (distinction) – The University of Law, London
2013: Doctor of Philosophy in Law (without corrections) – St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
2009: Master of Studies in Legal Research (distinction) – Wolfson College, University of Oxford
2005: Bachelor, Specialist and Master of Law (first-class honours) – National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Scholarships and Prizes
2017: British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award
2015: Major Scholarship (BPTC), Inner Temple
2015: Law First Postgraduate Scholarship (BPTC), The University of Law
2013: Princess Royal Scholarship (GDL), Inner Temple
2014: First Award for the best doctoral thesis on European Law, European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)
2013: Honourable Mention in the competition for the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize for the best doctoral thesis on tax law, International Fiscal Association (IFA)
2009: Doctoral scholarship of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
2008: Chevening Scholarship from the UK Government
“The Changing Patterns of EU Direct Tax Integration” in G Loutzenhiser and R de la Feria (eds), The Dynamics of Taxation: Essays in Honour of Judith Freedman (2020).
“Recent and Pending Direct Tax Cases: The UK Report” in ECJ Direct Tax Compass 2017 (IBFD 2017).
“The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: A UK Perspective”  British Tax Review 490–507.
“Differentiated Integration in the EU: Lessons from the Financial Transaction Tax” (with J Vella) in P Koutrakos and J Snell (eds), Research Handbook on the Law of the EU’s Internal Market (Edward Elgar 2016).
“Enhanced Cooperation: A Way Forward for Tax Harmonisation in the EU?” in J Englisch (ed), International Tax Law and New Challenges by Constitutional and Legal Pluralism (IBFD 2016).
“The Taxation of Non-profit Organizations after Stauffer” in W Haslehner, G Kofler and A Rust (eds), European Tax Law Classics (Kluwer Law International 2015).
“The ‘Upgraded’ Strategy against Harmful Tax Practices under the BEPS Action Plan” (with J Englisch)  British Tax Review 620–637.
“The Financial Transaction Tax under the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure: Legal and Practical Concerns” (J Englisch and J Vella)  British Tax Review 223–259.
“The Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Taxation” (written evidence, 2013; cited in the report of HM Government).