The European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) has awarded the 2014 ELFA First Award for the best thesis on European Law to Dr Anzhela Yevgenyeva. Anzhela completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2013 (St Hilda’s College). Her thesis on direct taxation and the internal market was supervised by Judith Freedman, Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law, and Stephen Weatherill, Jacques Delors Professor of European Law.

The ELFA award is a prestigious international prize granted to an outstanding doctoral thesis on the subject of European law, including comparative law aspects. The jury consisted of renowned academics, selected by the ELFA Board and coordinated by Professor Laurence Gormley. The official Award ceremony took place on 1 October 2014 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Anzhela is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, and teaches EU tax law and EU law at Oxford. She is the Managing Editor of the looseleaf encyclopedia D. Vaughan and A. Robertson (eds.), The Law of the EU (Oxford University Press), and one of the convenors of the Oxford EU Law Discussion Group and CBT Tax Research Series. Her doctoral thesis was previously granted an Honourable Mention in the competition for the 2013 Mitchell B. Carroll Prize by the International Fiscal Association, given for exceptional doctoral research dealing with tax matters.