Prof. Dr. Başaran Yavaşlar is the Head of the Chair of Financial Law at Marmara University Law Faculty in Istanbul.
She is also the Turkish representative at EATLP Academic Committee, the director of the Division for Tax Crimes of CEHAMER/IKU, the co-founder and current president of the VEHUP (Platform for Tax Law).
Prof. Dr. Başaran Yavaşlar studied law at the Law Faculty of Istanbul University, and received her PhD (Dr. iur) with a dissertation about "Conditions for Capitalisation of Intangible Assets in Turkish and German Tax Balance Sheet Laws" in 1999. She became Associate Professor in 2004 after completing the habilitation-thesis “Fundamentals of Income Taxation”; and Professor in 2013 after completing professorship-monography “German Taxation Procedure on the Basis of Parts of Tax Liability Relationship - from the Perspective of Law State-”. She has engaged in research and other academic activities at various universities in Germany and Austria.
She has been teaching as a tax law professor for undergraduate and graduate students at Marmara University Law Faculty and in Istanbul Kültür University Law Faculty. She was a visiting professor at several faculties and departments within the Marmara University, Doğuş University, Aydın University and Free University of Berlin.
Her research projects focused on constitutional framework of taxation, income tax law, corporate tax law (specifically transfer pricing and other tax avoidance tools), tax procedure law (specifically tax reconcilation and tax audit) and tax sanction law.