Irena Klemenčić was born in Zagreb. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb in 2007. In 2020, she finished at the same Faculty postgraduate doctoral programme and defended the thesis titled “International Exchange of Information in Tax Matters in the Context of Taxpayers’ Protection”, supervised by professor Tereza Rogić Lugarić. She obtained additional education in translating (programme for lawyer linguists, training for court interpreters), public procurement and archives. She is a court interpreter for English language.

From 2008 to 2019, she worked as the head of legal department at the Institute of Public Finance. She was also a management board member at the Institute of Public Finance and the Hanžeković Foundation. Since 2019 she has been working at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, at the Department for Financial Law and Financial Science. Thanks to the Ernst Mach Grant, she spent three months as the visiting researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna, Austria.

She took part in many international conferences and research projects and authored a number of scientific and technical papers and book chapters. She peer reviews papers for scientific journals. In teaching and research, she mostly focuses on issues of international and European tax law. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association. She is fluent in English and German and uses Italian and French languages as well.



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